Indian tablet market expected to grow 12% this year

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New Delhi, May 16 (IANS): Driven by the upsurge in demand, India’s tablet market grew 68% YoY (YoY), while 4G tablets saw sequential growth of 74% YoY in the first quarter (Q1), according to a new report released on Monday.

Tablet PC shipments are expected to see healthy growth of 10-12% for the full year, the report notes.

Lenovo led the tablet market with a 36% market share, followed by Apple (22%) and Samsung (22%) in the first quarter, according to CyberMedia Research (CMR).

“Driven by the pandemic and the continued rise and ebb of Covid-19 cases, many sectors persist with hybrid or remote working. This continues to fuel tablet adoption for work, e-learning, and content consumption use cases. “said Menka Kumari, Analyst-Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR.

The education and healthcare sectors have contributed to the rise of the overall tablet market in the country, she added.

8-inch tablet shipments accounted for 26% of all domestic shipments.

On the other hand, tablets with screens 10 inches and larger contributed 61% of shipments, according to the report.

The value of the affordable tablet segment (Rs 10,000-Rs 20,000) recorded a sequential growth of 155% in the first quarter.

On the back of the new Apple iPad Air 2022, Apple recorded strong growth in Q1 2022 in the premium segment (Rs 30,000 and above).

Samsung’s shipments recorded a remarkable 81% year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2022.

“Driven by the increasing availability of 5G-enabled tablets, the Indian market will strengthen. On the corporate side, the commercial and government sector will continue to grow stronger with the rise of the digital economy and e-governance,” Kumari says.

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