According to IDC, Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 25.6 million smartphones were shipped in India in CY 2015 Q4 up by 15.4 percent from 22.2 million units for the same period last year. But, similar to last year, smartphone shipments saw a sequential decline in the last quarter of the year. The full calendar year 2015 grew 28.8 percent to 103.6 million units, positioning India as one of the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific.

IDC expects the smartphone shipments to grow at double digit rates in CY 2016.The share of smartphones in the overall mobile phone market was around 40 percent in CY 2015 and given the current trend, smartphone sales would overtake feature phone sales in 2016. By end of 2016, it is expected that at least one in two smartphones shipped in India to be a 4G enabled device.

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