Lenovo tops Indian tablet market with 94% growth
New Delhi: Whereas the Indian pill PC market recorded a four % decline (12 months-on-12 months) within the third quarter this yr, Lenovo captured 20.three % share to guide the phase, witnessing 94 % progress over the earlier quarter, market analysis agency CMR mentioned on Monday.
Acer grabbed the second spot with 16 % market share by way of unit shipments.
“Over a time frame, pill PCs are discovering improved adoption in company in addition to authorities phase. Schooling was the important thing phase for B2B gross sales and the important thing driving pressure behind the expansion in 3Q 2017,” Narinder Kumar, Lead Analyst, CMR, mentioned in a press release.
Lenovo`s progress was attributed to its plan of distribution of its tablets in direction of “NAMO E-Tab Pill Sahay Yojana” in August.
The corporate`s pill mannequin “Tab3” 7-inch was the very best contributor with 13 % market share in general pill market by way of unit shipments.
In response to CMR`s India Quarterly Pill PC Market Overview, zero.94 million tablets had been shipped in India, recording 38 % progress over the earlier quarter.
“Pill PCs in client area are sidelined by phablets (Mobiles with 5.5-inch and above display screen measurement) resulting from lack of product differentiation and compelling use instances,” Kumar added.
By way of unit shipments, 4G, 3G and Wi-Fi-based tabs witnessed a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) progress of 53 %, 44 % and 22 % respectively within the third quarter, whereas 2G tablets witnessed a decline of 15 % in the identical interval.
By way of Working System (OS), Android continued to be the highest working system alternative with 92 % market share as a result of elevated availability of reasonably priced Android-based tablets out there.
The Android market grew 43 % from the final quarter whereas iOS grew solely 5 % and its market share remained regular at eight %.
The pill market within the phase of Rs 5,000-10,000 witnessed an enormous progress of 160 %. Tabs within the value class of lower than Rs 5,000 witnessed sharp sequential decline of 27 % within the third quarter of 2017.
“With the price of 4G knowledge happening, the calls for for 4G units will considerably improve within the coming quarters. This may improve affordability of 4G tablets. Therefore the demand for low-cost tablets is more likely to develop considerably,” mentioned Menka Kumari, Analyst at CMR.