Tablet shipment continues to decline in India in Q2

The shipment of Tablet PCs recorded a decline of 11 per cent over the previous quarter in India  with just 0.68 million shipments in the second quarter of 2017, a new report said on Wednesday.  According to market intelligence firm CMR India, Indian market recorded 29 per cent year-on-year decline for the second quarter of this year.  However, in this falling Tablet market, Datawind continued to lead with 27 per cent market share, followed by iBall at second place with a market share of 16 per cent. Lenovo and Samsung with 14 per cent market share each ranked third.
“Just like the smartphone market is moving towards 4G, we can see the same trend in the Tablet market. The demand for SIM-enabled devices will continue to grow, while WiFi enabled devices will continue to see demand from the student community,” said Menka Kumari, Analyst at CMR India, in a statement.
The report further revealed that 4G, 2G and WiFi-based tablets witnessed sequential increase of 8 per cent, 17 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, in the second quarter of current year in terms of unit shipments. However, 3G-based tablets logged a sharp decline of 19 per cent during the same period.