Make In India: 24.8% Mobile Handsets Sold In India Are Now Made Locally

The share of locally manufactured/assembled mobile handsets in India went up to 24.8% during Q2 2015 from 19.9% during Q1 2015. The share of locally made devices is expected to rise with Xiaomi, Lenovo, Gionee and Sony all setting up local assembly units in the country.

Smartphone shipments in India grew by 24.8% Q-o-Q during the April-June 2015 at 24.41 million units according CMR Research. 

The biggest standout in the report was the growing share of locally manufactured/assembled mobile handsets which went up to 24.8% during Q2 from 19.9% during Q1 2015. This is expected to further rise with the long list of device vendors now exploring local manufacturing.

Xiaomi recently launched its first made-in-India smartphone, the Redmi 2 Prime while Chinese rival Lenovo with daughter brand Motorola are too looking at beginning manufacturing in the country.

Chinese brands contribution to smartphone sales in India grew by 97% year-on-year during Q2 2015 against 48% for Indian brands. Still, Samsung continued to lead the mobile device market with a 20.6% share, Micromax took the 2nd spot which Intex took 3rd place.

Overall mobile device shipments grew by just 7% during the same period thanks to falling feature phone sales which clocked in at 32.18 million units. Smartphones contributed to 43.2% of the overall mobile phone market, up from 36.8% in the previous quarter.

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