IDC: Indian smartphone market grew handsomely in Q3, Realme is the large winner


After posting its Q3 international smartphone report final week, IDC went forward and launched the India particular report for the July-September interval.

As a complete, the market noticed 46.6 million smartphone shipments which is nicely up from the 42.6 million seen within the prior 12 months. All top-five manufacturers (aside from Samsung ) noticed a 12 months on 12 months improve in shipments for the interval.

Firm Q3 2019 shipments
(in hundreds of thousands)
Q3 2019
Market share
Q3 2018 shipments
(in hundreds of thousands)
Q3 2018
Market share
Yearly Development
Xiaomi 12.6 27.1% 11.7 27.three% Eight.5%
Samsung Eight.Eight 18.9% 9.6 22.6% -Eight.5%
vivo 7.1 15.2% four.5 10.5% 58.7%
realme 6.7 14.three% 1.three three.1% 401.three%
Oppo 5.5 11.Eight% 2.9 6.7% 92.three%
Others 5.9 12.7% 12.6 29.Eight% -53.6%
Whole 46.6 42.6 9.three%
Supply: IDC

The numbers present that Xiaomi had the best cargo quantity with 12.6 million items and likewise posted an Eight.5% yearly development. Going by cargo volumes, Samsung got here in second with Eight.Eight million items which is down from the prior 12 months when it managed 9.6 million throughout the identical interval. Subsequent in line is vivo which put up 7.1 million smartphone gross sales throughout the interval alongside a powerful 58.7% yearly development.

Most spectacular nevertheless is Realme’s yearly development determine which comes at an absurd 401.three%. The Oppo spin-off managed 7.1 million shipments throughout Q3 2019 in comparison with simply 1.three million final 12 months. Based on IDC, realme’s success got here on the again of the inexpensive C2, 3 and 5 series telephones. Oppo itself managed 5.5 million shipments and a stable 92.three% 12 months on 12 months development.

Wanting on the worth class breakdown, the INR 14,000 ($200) and below bracket accounted for 80% of all smartphone shipments in India for the interval. Near 19% went to the INR 14,000 – 35,000 ($200-500) class, leaving simply over a p.c for the $500+ telephones. Apple is king within the premium class with 51.three% share whereas the fastest-growing phase is the INR 21,000 – 35,000 ($300-500) vary.