By Techarc
Riding on the positive festive season sentiments, Smart TVs to show record sales of around 11-14 Mn, double than CY2020. Smartphones to continue being the largest contributor of Connected Devices in India.
September 13, 2021

Announcing the 2nd edition of the India Connected Consumer Devices Report, Techarc today said that Indians are expected to buy connected devices worth ₹ 3,12,689 crore in 2021.

Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Chief Analyst Techarc said, “The market as well as consumers are upbeat about the festival season which is around the corner.  While the concerns of supply still hover over, it is expected that certain categories of smart devices will see record sales due to long term impact of hybrid working models, attractive offers and hybrid channel structure.”

“Brands including Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi,

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By Techarc
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leads the Unboxing Score with an overall score of 789 way above industry benchmark of 505 for the smartphone models launched in 1H 2021 in India
September 6, 2021

The Unboxing Score analysis was done basis 178 variants announced by various Smartphone OEMs during Jan-Jun 2021.  The score is Techarc’s proprietary unique statistically driven value-price measurement making it easy for users to select the smartphone with the maximum value at a given price.

In its 1st edition of Unboxing Score analytics announced by Techarc, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra emerged as the highest value offering smartphone across price segments that were launched during Jan-Jun (1H 2021) in India.

Releasing the Unboxing Score analytics, Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Chief Analyst,

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Chipset Market Share 1H 2021
By Techarc
MediaTek emerges as the preferred chipset partner for Smartphone OEMs in India
August 20, 2021

Out of total 117, 54 smartphone models were launched in 1H’21 (Jan-Jun) using a MediaTek SoC.  Qualcomm led the 5G smartphone launches with 20 out of 35 models launched using its chipset.

Even as the pandemic jitter continues to loom over the market sentiments giving shock waves to the industry along with the erratic supply-chain issues which seem not to be settling before mid of 2022, a total of 117 smartphones were launched in India in the 1st half (Jan-Jun) of 2021.

Among smartphone OEMs Samsung led with 16 launches, closely followed

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CII Techarc JK Technology Panel
By Techarc
CII and Techarc plan to set up JK Technology Panel to foster Technology driven transformation in the UT
July 15, 2021

The panel will consist of leading technology business leaders and professionals.

Srinagar –  CII J&K Council plans to collaborate with Techarc, as knowledge partner in setting up first of its kind Technology Panel of eminent technology business leaders and professionals, which will act as a think tank / advocacy group fostering Technology driven transformation in the UT.

The panel will actively engage government, academia, and the businesses to work on increasing the uptake of technology and latest interventions driving innovations in products, services, and functions.

The key objectives of the panel will be

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By Techarc
Promotion of domestic EV manufacturing to doubly impact India Trade Deficit, make India AtmaNirbhar in Fuel.
April 30, 2021

1.3% of vehicles sold in India during FY 20-21 were Electric Vehicles. 

Gurugram, Friday, April 30, 2021 – In its first report on Electric Vehicles (EVs) for India market, techARC today said that the promotion of EVs in India will lead to a double positive impact on the Trade Deficit of India.

Releasing the key insights, Faisal Kawoosa, Founder, techARC said, “EVs are uniquely positioned which can impact the Balance of Trade in two ways where it not only can reduce the imports of electronics used for manufacturing EVs through

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By Techarc
With 5.4 million shipments, Wristables market crosses over Rs 3,800 crore in India in CY 2020
March 25, 2021

Brands are increasingly expanding their Smart Watch portfolio, contributing 44.1% of the total Wristables shipment for the calendar year.

Gurugram – Thursday March 25, 2021: As per the 1st edition of techARC’s India Wristables Market Report (part of techARC India Connected Consumer Market Scan Dashboard), 5.4 million Wristables (fitness bands and smart watches) were shipped for the calendar year 2020. This translated in Rs 3,837 crore (US $540 Mn) in terms of value.

Talking about the key industry trend, Faisal Kawoosa, Founder & Chief Analyst, techARC said, “Wristables have become

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By Techarc
Moving to ‘Essentials’ accessory, TWS clocks 8.4 MN shipments at a value of over Rs 2,400 crore
March 12, 2021

TWS Connected Consumer product category heads for consolidation with 77 brands shipping over 168 models in CY 2020.

Gurugram – Friday, March 12, 2020: techARC today announced India TWS (True Wireless Stereo) report (part of its India Connected Consumer Market Scan Dashboard) for the calendar year 2020.  As per the report the total shipments during the period were 8.4 million units amounting to Rs 2,432 crore (US$ 335 MN).

Commenting on the growth of this accessory category, Faisal Kawoosa, Founder & Chief Analyst, techARC said, “With the remote working growing

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By Techarc
Smart Speaker shipments cross record 1 mn in 2020, Apple widens the choice for consumers.
February 17, 2021

Amazon leads smart speaker market in India both in value and volume market shares. Xiaomi ranks 2nd by market value share (10%) in its 1st year of market entry.

Gurugram – Wednesday, February 17th, 2021:  With 40% of smart speakers being shipped in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2020, the total shipments for the year crossed 1 million mark (exceeding estimates) for the first time in India.  In terms of value, smart speakers worth Rs 463.4 crore (US $63.6 mn) were consumed during the period.

India Smart Speakers Market Size

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By Techarc
Multiple messaging apps is a reality in India now, among alternatives to WhatsApp, Telegram is the frontrunner having added 42.9% of the users in the past 1-3 years
February 10, 2021

Users are operating more than one platform for features and security

Gurugram – Wednesday, February 10, 2021:  In a user insights research announced by techARC today, spanning 2,000 active messaging users across the country, it was revealed that the trend of using multiple apps for chatting and sharing is picking up in India driven by unique feature set offered by emerging platforms like Telegram as well as security levels in Telegram and Signal.

Commenting on the findings, Faisal Kawoosa, Founder & Chief Analyst, techARC said, “Though there is a clear

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