In spite of the issues of pandemic and provide chain problems, India had a complete of 117 smartphone fashions through introduced through more than a few manufacturers within the length between January and June 2021. Of the 117 unveiled, 54 fashions sported a MediaTek SoC, making it the palms down winner a few of the chipmakers. Qualcomm led the 5G smartphone launches with 20 out of 35 fashions introduced the use of its chipset.
Amongst smartphone manufacturers, Samsung led with 16 launches, carefully adopted through Realme with 15. Vivo was once on the 3rd place with 10 launches. Around the manufacturers, there have been 178 variants of fashions introduced for more than a few worth segments with other configurations, consistent with a record through the marketplace analysis company Techarc.
Want for home producers of chips felt
Freeing the India Smartphone Chipset File, Faisal Kawoosa, Leader Analyst, Techarc stated, “Choice of a chipset provider is the most important resolution for OEMs enabling them to construct smartphones with an excellent stability of options, efficiency and enjoy.”
He added: “That is a space the place India must pursue AtmaNirbhar ambition carefully and shortly have a home participant making chipsets for smartphones and different good units. We do have hopes in gamers like Saankhya Labs.”
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 and MediaTek’s Helio G35 are stuck in a dead-heat for the #1 chipset slot. A complete of 9 fashions every have been introduced the use of those chipsets. “That is obviously because of expanding pastime in opposition to smartphone gaming and OEMs launching optimum gaming enjoy units throughout worth issues,” Techarc stated
In 5G smartphones, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 led with 9 fashions introduced adopted through Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870, MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U and MediaTek’s 700 at 2nd position with 5 launches every.
Kavita Behera, Analyst, Techarc stated, “The Top class and Luxe segments are Qualcomm’s strongholds because it generally introduces SoCs of recent platforms first aligning with the plans of smartphone OEMs to supply newest generation in top class segments first. Alternatively, the main quantity segments of Elementary and Mid-range are strongly held through MediaTek.”
Elementary section (Rs 6K to 12K) has probably the most patrons
On the subject of most variants introduced on a chipset, MediaTek’s Helio G80 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 732G have been used as SoC for 11 variants every through smartphone OEMs.
MediaTek introduced a much broader portfolio with 17 other chipsets whilst 15 chipsets of Qualcomm have been picked through more than a few manufacturers.
Within the access section (not up to Rs 6,000), 3 out of 10 smartphones introduced have been on UNISOC, 2 on Qualcomm and 1 on a MediaTek chipset. This section is important for widening the smartphone person base in India serving to tens of millions of featurephone customers to improve. “Alternatively, OEMs are but to search out an excellent product for this section with an excellent stability between enjoy and value.”
The Elementary section (Rs 6,000 – Rs 12,000) was once ruled with MediaTek as 26 smartphone fashions have been introduced the use of the corporate’s chipset out of a complete of 42 smartphones introduced within the length.
Elementary section remains to be the biggest section contributing 46.1% of smartphone gross sales throughout the length.
The Mid-segment (Rs 12,001 – Rs 25,000) is some other fast-growing section, and right here too MediaTek is the chief with 23 smartphone fashions out of 42 have been introduced on its chipset. Compared handiest 17 smartphone fashions have been introduced on a Qualcomm chipset. This section is the second biggest section through gross sales contributing 39.7%.
The Top class section (Rs 25,001 – Rs 50,000) is robust with Qualcomm with 13 out of nineteen smartphone fashions introduced on a Snapdragon chipset. On this section MediaTek had 5 launches. The section contributed 8.7% of smartphone gross sales throughout Jan-Jun 2021.
Within the Luxe section (greater than Rs 50,00) Qualcomm is the one pureplay fabless chipset supplier with 7 out of 10 smartphones introduced within the section. MediaTek is but to foray within the section. The section contributed 1.3% of the smartphone gross sales throughout the length.
The 5nm node is selecting up in India with 13 smartphone fashions introduced with this measurement of chipset. Alternatively, most (40) smartphones have been introduced on 12nm node.