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India tablet market rebounds on rising demand

India’s tablet market rebounded in 2020 due to rising demand during the pandemic   | Photo Credit: Reuters

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India’s tablet market rebounded in 2020 due to rising demand during the pandemic, after declining for four consecutive years. Shipments increased to 2.8 million units in 2020, growing around 15% from the previous year, according to IDC.

"It was a year of growth after declining for four consecutive years, mainly aided by the increased utility of tablets to support e-learning demand," research firm IDC said in a blog.

Consumer shipments grew around 60% from 2019. However, commercial shipments declined as few government projects were postponed to 2021.

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The budget segment, under Rs 14,000, had the highest demand contributing to more than half of the total tablet shipments. Lenovo continued to lead the Indian tablet market contributing 39% of the total shipments. It saw the biggest consumer year in 2020 growing 153% from the previous year, IDC estimated. Samsung, Apple, iBall and Huawei were the other players in the top five.

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