India’s tablet PC market saw a 68% year-on-year (YoY) growth with 4G tablets seeing 65% YoY growth, says CMR’s Tablet PC Market Report Review for Q2 2022.
As per the report, shipments of 8-inch display tablets made up 78% of the overall shipments in the Indian market. Tablets with 10-inch and above displays contributed to 227% of the YoY shipments.
Lenovo leads, Apple second
In Q2 2022, Lenovo, Apple and Samsung grabbed the first, second and third spots with 26%, 19% and 19% market share respectively. Domestic brand Lava got the fourth spot while Realme got the fifth spot with 18% and 13% market share respectively
Lenovo’s growth was mainly driven by the commercial business and retail market. Lenovo Tab M10 (HD) (Wi-Fi+4G) series emerged as the star product for the Chinese brand with a 58% market share, primarily in the Value for Money tablet (Rs 7,000- Rs 25,000) segment.
For Apple, the iPad 9th Gen (WiFi) and iPad 9th Gen (WiFi +4G) captured 52% and 10% market share respectively, followed by iPad Air 2022 (WiFi) and iPad Air 2022 (WiFi +5G) at 18% and 8% share in the tablet market. The iPad shipments recorded a 34% YoY growth in the second quarter, a feat for the company.
For Samsung, the Samsung Tab A8 (Wi-Fi) and Tab A8 (Wi-Fi +4G) grabbed 20% and 12% market share respectively. The South Korean tech giant’s shipments recorded 12% YoY growth in Q2 2022.
Menka Kumari, Analyst-Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR, said: “Driven by the 5G rollouts in the near future, we foresee an impetus in 5G tablet shipments in the tablet market, similar to the trends observed in the 5G smartphone market. The gradual opening-up of the Indian economy is translating to growth in the commercial tablet business. During the quarter, OPPO and Xiaomi entered the tablet market with new offerings.”