Wearable device shipments across the globe increased by 28.4 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year, as per new data by International Data Corporation (IDC). The shipments increased by 27.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to Q4 2019. The data shows that Apple led the pack, shipping 36.2 percent of the total wearable in Q4 2020. Xiaomi was second in the list with Samsung right on its tail in third place. The report credits the pandemic as one of the factors that led to the growth in the wearable shipments globally. IDC includes earwear, watches (both smart and basic), and wristbands under wearables.According to the latest data shared by IDC, global shipments of wearable devices
Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow by 5.5 percent in 2021, according to the latest data by International Data Corporation (IDC). In the first quarter of this year, smartphone shipments are expected to grow 13.9 percent. IDC attributes the strong push in 5G and pent-up demand for this growth. The report also estimates that in 2021, 5G phones could account for 40 percent of the total volume. Apple's iPhone 12 series of 5G phones has accelerated in the growth of fifth-generation connectivity.IDC data shows global smartphone market can reach a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.6 percent over the 2020 to 2025 forecast period. Due to the strong push of 5G, global smartphone shipments are expected to
Indian wearable market grew 144.3 percent year-over-year (YoY) in 2020 making India the only country in the top 20 to have triple digit growth, according to market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). The company tracks both smartwatches and wristbands, as well as earphones in this category. The data shows that in 2020, Truly Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones saw a tenfold increase with shipments totaling 11.3 million units in 2020. Consumers also upgraded from wristbands to watches, leading to record annual shipments in the category.India was among the top 20 countries to see the most growth in the wearable segment in 2020. It was the only country that had triple digit growth of 144.3 percent compared to the
India's tablet market has recorded a pandemic-driven 14.7 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth after a continuous decline for four consecutive years, according to the data revealed by International Data Corporation (IDC) India. With a total shipment of 2.8 million tablets in 2020, the consumer shipment marked a 59.8 percent growth over 2019, thanks to the increased demand for tablets as e-learning devices. Lenovo maintained its top position in the Indian tablet market while rival products like Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2-inch also saw increased shipments. However, commercial shipments to India experienced a decline in 2020.As per the IDC report, 2020 was the biggest consumer year for Lenovo, with the company recording a 153 percent YoY growth.
Indian PC market saw another strong quarter in Q4 2020 with a 27 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth, International Data Corporation (IDC) India data shows. Between October and December, 2.9 million PCs were shipped, making 2020 the biggest year for notebook sales with 7.9 million shipments. These numbers include shipments for desktops, notebooks, and workstations. Notebooks contributed to three-fourths of the total PC shipments in India in Q4 2020, as per the data. Dell shipped the most units in the Indian PC market, dethroning HP from Q3 2020.The latest data published by IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker shows a total of 2.9 million desktops, notebooks, and workstations were shipped in the third quarter of 2020. This was a
Following years of growth, the smartphone market in India saw a decline for the first time in 2020, marking a year-on-year (YoY) decline of 1.7 percent, according to a report by International Data Corporation (IDC). The market exited 2020 (January to December) at 150 million units shipped. The lockdowns, restrictions, and shutdowns imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak is cited as the primary reason for the dip by the market research agency. Despite showing a negative YoY growth in 2020, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi managed to grab the most market share in both Q4 2020 and 2020 total.“Stay-at-home mandates, remote work, remote education, travel restrictions, and manufacturing shutdowns led to a sluggish H1'20 (-26 percent YoY decline), particularly impacting