India’s tablet market grows 68% YoY in Q1 2022: CMR

According to newly revealed insights from CMR’s Tablet PC Market Report Review for Q1 2022, which was released earlier today, the tablet market in India increased by 68% year-on-year (YoY), while the market for 4G tablets recorded growth of 74% YoY. Tablets with 8-inch displays accounted for 26% of total units shipped in the Indian market.

On the other hand, 61% of all shipments were tablets with 10″ or larger screens. Earlier, CMR also reported that India’s 5G smartphone shipments were up 300% YoY in Q1 2022.

India Tablet Shipments: Q12022

  • Lenovo: The Lenovo Tab M8 HD Tablet series took up 32% of the market, mostly in the value for money segment (INR 7,000–INR 25,000). The firm recorded 48% YoY growth in Q1 2022.
  • Apple: Apple’s iPad shipments grew 31% year-over-year, giving it a 22% market share in premium segment (> INR 30,000).
  • Samsung: It was ranked third on the market leaderboard, with a 22% market share. Along with that, the firm also recorded a remarkable 81% YoY growth in Q1 2022.

According to CMR, tablet PC shipments are expected to increase by 10–12% in 2022.

According to Menka Kumari, Analyst-Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR,

Driven by the pandemic and the continuous rise and ebb of the COVID19 cases, many of the sectors are persisting with hybrid or remote work. This is continuing to fuel the adoption of Tablets for work, e-learning and content consumption use cases. The education and healthcare sector have contributed to the uptick in the overall tablet market in India.

Driven by the increasing availability of 5G-capable tablets, as well as with new market entrants such as Xiaomi with it’s Pad 5, the tablet market in India is going to gain strength