Foldable smartphones market share within the ultra-premium phase, priced above Rs. 45,000 apiece, is anticipated to develop greater than 4 occasions to 35 % in India, Counterpoint Analysis mentioned on Friday.
Foldable smartphones market share within the first half of 2023 stood at about 8 %, the market analysis agency mentioned.
“In 2023 (until June), Foldables constituted 8 per cent of ultra-premium (over Rs. 45,000) Android smartphone shipments, a quantity projected to surge to 35 % by the top of 2025,” Counterpoint Analysis mentioned in a report.
Based on the analysis agency’s estimate India’s Foldable Smartphone accounts for less than about 1 % of the general cellular market in India.
The report mentioned clamshell smartphones among the many foldable designs are notably favoured by feminine customers, accounting for 82 % of complete foldable shipments within the first half of 2023 resulting from their affordability.
“Localisation of producing, exemplified by flagship units like Samsung Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 being produced in India, is fuelling the market’s progress,” Counterpoint mentioned.
The market analysis agency estimates that the anticipated entry of extra cell phone makers into the foldable area will additional invigorate the market.
Notably, Korean sensible units main Samsung will manufacture its premium flagship units Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 in India to satisfy native necessities, a senior firm official mentioned on Thursday. Samsung plans to launch the costliest and high-end units from its steady in India on August 18 and the pre-booking with provides will begin at midnight of July 27.
“Each Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 will probably be manufactured at India manufacturing facility in Noida,” Samsung SouthWest Asia President and CEO J B Park mentioned.
Based on market analysis and evaluation agency Techarc estimates, foldable (together with flip) smartphones will contribute over 1.8 % of the whole smartphone revenues for 2023. The estimate implies over 6.35 lakh foldable smartphones will probably be offered in India through the yr which will probably be lower than 0.5 % of the whole gross sales by quantity estimated for the interval.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 alongside the Galaxy Tab S9 collection and Galaxy Watch 6 collection at its first Galaxy Unpacked occasion in South Korea. We talk about the corporate’s new units and extra on the most recent episode of Orbital, the Devices 360 podcast. Orbital is offered on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
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