Thursday, Aug 22 2019 | Time 16:39 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Communication gag badly affects life, revives letter writing trend in Kashmir
  • Kashmir: As thousands of marriage functions cancelled, people associated with the sector badly hit
  • Yes Bank slid by 13 91 pc to Rs 56 30
  • Uproar in Delhi assembly over Ravidas temple issue
  • Sensex slumps by 587 44 pts
  • Mayawati distances herself from Ravidas temple demolition agitation
  • PKL 7: JK Super Cement becomes team title sponsor of Delhi
  • PKL 7: JK Super Cement becomes team title sponsor of Delhi
  • HP one among few states to give salary, allowances on time: CM
  • Law enforcement agencies need to be trained to counter cyber crimes: Baijal
  • Amit Shah to be chief guest at PoP of IPS trainees at National Police Academy
  • India, US hold talks on strategic partnership
  • Life remains crippled amid restrictions, strike in Kashmir since Aug 5
  • Attendance in schools picks up in north Kashmir
  • Cong stages walk-out against arrest of P Chidambaram in HP Assy
Electronics Gizmos


Smartphones to connect 445 million Indian users in three years

Smartphones to connect 445 million Indian users in three years

By Shubho Brota Dev Roy


New Delhi, Aug 6 (UNI) India who recently surpassed US to become the world’s second largest smartphone market in terms of users is projected to be the biggest market driver for smartphone sales in the next three years. Currently, smartphone connects more than 292 million users in our country and the ownership base is expected to increase 445 million in three years, a recent finding by Internet and Mobile Association Of India(IAMAI) reveals the statement. The smartphone shipments in India grew by 15 pc YoY in Q1 2017 in comparison to 11 pc growth in the global smartphone market. However, smartphone shipments in India crossed 30 million units in Q3 2016. The study also says that more than 75 per cent of the Indian population still doesn’t carry a smart phone. The IAMAI’s report on ‘Indian Mobile Phone Market: Emerging opportunities for accomplishing India’s digital economy dream’ underlines that, Government’s Digital India programme which aims to deliver digital inclusion, financial inclusion and government services through various mobile apps can be fulfilled only by high penetration of mobile network and low cost visibility of smartphones in the country. The finding also underscores that Government’s recent implementation of Goods and Services Tax(GST) in July 1 this year had imposed 12 per cent for mobile phones which is expected to make most of the mobile phones costlier by 4 to 5 per cent . As per Indian Cellular Association (ICA), 30 out of 36 jurisdictions will have tax on mobile phones nearly doubling to 12 per cent leading to an increase in the price of mobile phones. Giving an initial positive response to the Make In India campaign, the Government in Union Budget 2015-16 announced differential excise duty structure for mobile phones which gave domestic manufacturers cost benefit of about 11 per cent over imported phones. Further, a Special Additional Duty(SAD) was levied of 2 per cent on printed Circuit Boards(PCBs) in the Union Budget 2017-18 to drive long term commitment from mobile phone manufacturers, the study underlines. Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Dr Ajay Kumar who had released the IAMAI report pointed out, "As envisaged by the Government of India, the country is eying an increase in the turnover of its digital and Information Technology industry to 1 trillion US dollar by 2024-25 from a value of 413 billiob US dollar in FY 2016-17. Besides, today the rapid adoption of internet is being driven by phenomenal growth of mobile internet users which has increased in India by more than two times in the last three years from 137 million users in June 2014 to 420 million users in June this year." "As for domestic manufacturing, the overall localization rate for smartphones in last year stood at a low of 6.1 per cent, far below than China and Vietnam. The low level of local value addition is due to weak manufacturing eco-system which stems from limited capabilities across various processes of manufacturing value chain and resulting primarily in last mile assembly," added Dr Kumar. UNI SDR SHK 1016

More News
Xiaomi launches its flagship Redmi K20 series, Redmi 7A smartpones & other products

Xiaomi launches its flagship Redmi K20 series, Redmi 7A smartpones & other products

22 Jul 2019 | 7:06 PM

Chandigarh, Jul 22 (UNI) Xiaomi, country's number one smartphone and smart TV brand, on Monday announced to launch its flagship Redmi K20 series smartphones 'Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro', Redmi 7A economy smartphones and other ecosystem products here.

see more..
Vivo ropes in Sara Ali Khan for its new S Series

Vivo ropes in Sara Ali Khan for its new S Series

20 Jul 2019 | 5:57 PM

Mumbai Jul 20, (UNI) Vivo, the global innovative smartphone brand, on Saturday announced its brand association with the Bollywood diva and youth style icon Sara Ali Khan for its upcoming S series that focuses on design and camera.

see more..
Honor records 1500 pc sales growth during sale period

Honor records 1500 pc sales growth during sale period

19 Jul 2019 | 8:46 PM

New Delhi, Jul 19 (UNI) Smartphone e-brand Honor recorded sales growth of 1500 per cent during Amazon prime days and 330 per cent during Flipkart Big Shopping Days.

see more..
Xiaomi India to continue its domination in Smartphone segment in  country : MD

Xiaomi India to continue its domination in Smartphone segment in country : MD

19 Jul 2019 | 8:45 PM

Hyderabad, Jul 19 (UNI) Mr Manu Kumar Jain Managing Director, Xiaomi India on Friday said that Xiaomi will continue its domination in Smartphone segment in the country.

see more..
Pop-up selfie camera phone realme X, budget value-king realme 3i launched in India

Pop-up selfie camera phone realme X, budget value-king realme 3i launched in India

15 Jul 2019 | 6:10 PM

New Delhi, Jul 15 (UNI) Chinese smartphone company Realme on Monday launched in India the most affordable pop-up, full-view smartphone realme X, and a new budget value-king realme 3i.

see more..
image