Smartphone Shipments Have Almost Halved In India
Smartphone shipments in India in the second quarter of 2020 fell by 48% year-on-year, according to the report of the research company Canalys, published on the organization's website.
The smartphone market in India is the second-largest in the world and second only to the Chinese market. According to Canalys experts, in the second quarter of this year, 17.3 million smartphones were delivered in India, which is 48% lower than the volume of deliveries for the same period in 2019.
South Korean company Samsung faced the largest reduction in the volume of deliveries in India — about 60%. Deliveries of the other leaders of these market-Chinese companies Xiaomi, Vivo Oppo, and Realme-decreased in volume from 27% to 48%.
The sharp drop in shipments is due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a decline in smartphone production within the country. Supplies were also affected by flooding in some areas in Eastern India and strained relations with China.
In May, experts from the research company Digitimes Research presented a forecast that in 2020, global smartphone shipments will fall by 15.4% year-on-year.