Indian tablet market grew 7.8%; Datawind leads, says IDC
According to the records by International Data Corporation – IDC, tablet market in India grew up great in Q3 2016. Total shipment now grew up by 7.8%, which is over 1.06 million units lead compared to the previous time. Survey report includes tablet devices from both slates and detachable models.
According to IDC Senior Market Analyst in India Karthik .J :
Commercial segment continues to grow at a healthy pace accounting to over one-fifth of total tablet shipments in the third quarter of 2016 with key contributors being education, government and large Enterprise segments. Commercial segment also contributed to majority of detachable shipments in the third quarter of 2016 driving the product category’s volume to almost double over the previous quarter
Tablets supporting 4G connectivity takes a lead of 55% percentage compared to as of last year. This proves how people intended to move to 4G connectivity as cellular carriers provide attractive offers to their customers, especially Reliance Jio.
Canadian brand Datawind, mostly known for their cheapest priced tablet computers acquired the leading position during the period with 26.1% market share. This is more than 73% of growth compared to last year statistics.
Samsung kept being the second on the market with 17.3 percentage share. Very Indian brand iBall has managed to keep the third position, followed by Lenovo and Micromax.
According to IDC, the lead in tablet market on Q3 is due to the arisen festive season and it will be decreasing subsequently by the Q4. As usual, Apple did not enter into the top 5 tablet brands in India.