5g smartphones: India’s 5G smartphone shipments set to cross 4G shipments in 2023: report

India’s 5G smartphone shipments are set to surpass 4G shipments by the tip of subsequent yr, pushed by mass adoption of the high-speed community and rising gross sales of lower-priced handsets, market analysis agency Counterpoint mentioned on Thursday.

Though India’s whole smartphone shipments are estimated to say no yearly this yr resulting from element provide points and macroeconomic components, 5G will proceed to drive smartphone demand in 2023, Counterpoint added.

5G information speeds in India are anticipated to be round 10 occasions sooner than 4G, with the community seen as essential for rising applied sciences similar to self-driving vehicles and synthetic intelligence.

The share of 5G handsets within the lower cost phase (lower than 20,000 rupees or $241.55) is predicted to extend from 4% final yr to 30% in 2023, Counterpoint mentioned.

India’s main telco Reliance is partnering with Alphabet Inc’s Google to launch a finances 5G smartphone after it proved to be the highest bidder in India’s $19 billion 5G spectrum public sale in August.

In accordance with Counterpoint, cumulative 5G smartphone shipments will surpass 100 million within the second quarter of 2023 and surpass 4G smartphone shipments by the tip of subsequent yr.

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The analytics agency expects constraints similar to element provide shortages, inflation, geopolitical conflicts and restricted 5G community availability to ease by the tip of 2023, resulting in mass 5G adoption. In the meantime, the Indian authorities is attempting to push Apple, Samsung and different handset makers to prioritize software program upgrades to assist 5G within the nation as many fashions aren’t prepared for the just lately launched high-speed service, Reuters reported.

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