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Digital currency adoption to boost smartphones sales in India

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As the market becomes more competitive amid aggressive 4G rollout and more people adopting payment methods, smartphones in will represent 62 per cent of all mobile phones sales in 2018, market research firm Gartner predicted on Friday.

The rise of currency is bringing a new use case for smartphones, which, in turn, is set to trigger higher demands for smartphones.

This opens the opportunity for service providers to launch mobile wallet solution or even vendors to launch their exclusive mobile payment solutions like Android Pay or Apple Pay to build an ecosystem, Gartner said.

"represents the largest opportunity because it is the second-largest mobile phone market after China," said Anshul Gupta, Research Director, Gartner.

Ever rising competition from Chinese manufacturers has not only troubled top local brands such as Micromax, Intex, Lava and Karbonn mobile but also resulted in a decrease in smartphone market share for global leader Samsung in

Leading global vendors Samsung and Apple have made exclusive plans to grow their shares in the market.

Gionee, Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and Lenovo, etc. have committed big investments to exploit the growth opportunity, the report added.

"With an exclusive focus on the market from the device manufacturers, we expect more customised smartphones to come to market and remain key to win in this highly competitive market," Gupta said.

--IANS

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(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Digital currency adoption to boost smartphones sales in India

As the market becomes more competitive amid aggressive 4G rollout and more people adopting digital payment methods, smartphones in India will represent 62 per cent of all mobile phones sales in 2018, market research firm Gartner predicted on Friday.

As the market becomes more competitive amid aggressive 4G rollout and more people adopting payment methods, smartphones in will represent 62 per cent of all mobile phones sales in 2018, market research firm Gartner predicted on Friday.

The rise of currency is bringing a new use case for smartphones, which, in turn, is set to trigger higher demands for smartphones.

This opens the opportunity for service providers to launch mobile wallet solution or even vendors to launch their exclusive mobile payment solutions like Android Pay or Apple Pay to build an ecosystem, Gartner said.

"represents the largest opportunity because it is the second-largest mobile phone market after China," said Anshul Gupta, Research Director, Gartner.

Ever rising competition from Chinese manufacturers has not only troubled top local brands such as Micromax, Intex, Lava and Karbonn mobile but also resulted in a decrease in smartphone market share for global leader Samsung in

Leading global vendors Samsung and Apple have made exclusive plans to grow their shares in the market.

Gionee, Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and Lenovo, etc. have committed big investments to exploit the growth opportunity, the report added.

"With an exclusive focus on the market from the device manufacturers, we expect more customised smartphones to come to market and remain key to win in this highly competitive market," Gupta said.

--IANS

anuj/na/vm

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Digital currency adoption to boost smartphones sales in India

As the market becomes more competitive amid aggressive 4G rollout and more people adopting payment methods, smartphones in will represent 62 per cent of all mobile phones sales in 2018, market research firm Gartner predicted on Friday.

The rise of currency is bringing a new use case for smartphones, which, in turn, is set to trigger higher demands for smartphones.

This opens the opportunity for service providers to launch mobile wallet solution or even vendors to launch their exclusive mobile payment solutions like Android Pay or Apple Pay to build an ecosystem, Gartner said.

"represents the largest opportunity because it is the second-largest mobile phone market after China," said Anshul Gupta, Research Director, Gartner.

Ever rising competition from Chinese manufacturers has not only troubled top local brands such as Micromax, Intex, Lava and Karbonn mobile but also resulted in a decrease in smartphone market share for global leader Samsung in

Leading global vendors Samsung and Apple have made exclusive plans to grow their shares in the market.

Gionee, Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and Lenovo, etc. have committed big investments to exploit the growth opportunity, the report added.

"With an exclusive focus on the market from the device manufacturers, we expect more customised smartphones to come to market and remain key to win in this highly competitive market," Gupta said.

--IANS

anuj/na/vm

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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