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India's smartphone shipments fell 48% in Q1 due to lockdown: Report

In a report, Canalys said smartphone vendors faced a 'diabolical situation', dealing with both low supply due to a complete halt in production

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As local production suffered through the early stages of the second quarter, vendors like Xiaomi and Oppo imported smartphones to meet pent-up demand

Press Trust of India
Smartphone shipments in India fell 48 per cent in June quarter this year to 17.3 million units as the country faced an unprecedented shutdown due to Covid-19 pandemic, research firm Canalys said.

In a report, Canalys said smartphone vendors faced a "diabolical situation", dealing with both low supply due to a complete halt in production and diminished demand, as online and offline retailers were prohibited from selling smartphones.

As local production suffered through the early stages of the second quarter, vendors like Xiaomi and Oppo imported smartphones to meet pent-up demand, it added.

"It's been a rocky road to recovery for the smartphone

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First Published: Jul 17 2020 | 10:15 PM IST

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