The Indian smartphone market goes to quarantine

Prime Minister Narendra modi yesterday announced the introduction of a total quarantine for 21 days because of the pandemic coronavirus. This will greatly affect the upcoming announcements and presentation of new smartphones on the market, which is the second largest after China.

the Largest Chinese manufacturers of smartphones Android OS, including Xiaomi Corp, Oppo and Vivo, have suspended manufacturing operations in India amid a nationwide quarantine to curb the spread of coronavirus.

the Main manufacturing partners of Apple, Foxconn Technology Group and Wistron Corp and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are also temporarily closed their factories in India in accordance with the Directive of the government.
“In the worst case, the Indian smartphone market could face a fall of 4.2% in 2020,” said Vice President for mobile technology research company Canalys, Nicole Peng.

the Projected slowdown in India, where, according to estimates by Canalys, smartphone shipments last year increased by 8% to 148 million units, can become a greater challenge for largest Chinese companies producing Android smartphones, which are the most popular brands on the market. These companies have already suffered from sluggish economic growth and weak consumer spending in their domestic market, because of the protracted trade war with China, the US and exacerbated the outbreak COVID-19.

According to research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments have fallen 38% to 61.8 million units in February due to the crisis, when factories in China were closed, and consumer demand has fallen due to strict government travel restrictions. Plants for the production of smartphones in China has slowly reopened this month as coronavirus crisis in the country seems to be receding.

a spokesman for the Telecom giant Huawei Technologies, a global provider of smartphones, No. 2, whenceout to be to comment on the situation with its suppliers in India. Huawei was one of the first Chinese brands of smartphones, devices which are going in India with the participation contract manufacturing partner Flex.

Manu Kumar Jain, Vice-President for Xiaomi global development, in an open letter confirmed that the production capacity in the country was closed in accordance with the order of the government on the quarantine. The company said that these businesses as well as corporate offices, service centre and shops “Mi Home” will remain closed until further notice by the government.

a Company registered in Hong Kong, has more than 1 thousand staff in its headquarters in Bangalore and five regional offices in India, reported the press Secretary of the company. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, also produces certain models of Xiaomi smartphones in India.

In a statement, Oppo India said that production at its Big factory in Noida, a city in district of Gautam Buddha Nagar in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, was suspended and that staff working from home. The company Vivo India, which has translated into udalenku its employees on March 23, confirmed the suspension of production at its plant in Great Noida till 15 April according to the press-Secretary of the company.

Yesterday, Vivo India has officially confirmed the information that the company has decided to postpone the launch of the upcoming smartphone Vivo V19. Following this statement with its General Director made a Realme India Madhav Sheth, who told us that the new smartphones Narzo Narzo 10 and 10A, as planned, will present on March 26 this year, but the start of sales of the devices will be delayed.

Expert Canalys pointed out that in anticipation of the announcement by the government of a major Chinese company on manufacture of smartphones could be expected to temporarily stop production in India. “Given their previous experience in China, these manufacturers should have been more prepared,” said Nicole Peng.

Xiaomi has established itself as the most popular brand of smartphones in India, starting in 2018, According to Counterpoint Research, in the past year, its market share was 28%, followed by Samsung, Vivo, Oppo and realme.

Nicole Pen believes that the best scenario for the smartphone market in India is growing by 3.2% year on year, after production resumed and consumption to recover roughly about a month.

as of March 24, in India a total of 519 confirmed cases COVID-19, including nine deaths and 40 patients under quarantine, according to the world health organization.