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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techARC India Mobile Phone Exports 2020
By Techarc
India Smartphone Exports estimated to cross record $1.5 Billion in 2020
November 23, 2020

‘Make in India’ initiative bearing fruits as people across 24 countries use mobile phones Made in India.

Gurugram – Monday, November 23, 2020: techARC in its India Mobile Phone Exports Market Scan Report announced today, pegged the total exports of smartphones to cross $1.5 billion by value.  This would be over 98% of the total mobile phones exported out of India.

Announcing the report, Faisal Kawoosa, Founder & Chief Analyst, techARC highlighted, “India has been exporting mobiles to destinations like UAE and neighbouring SAARC countries for quite some time.  However, ‘Make

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By Techarc
Smart Speaker shipment expected to cross record 750,000 units by end of 2020. Amazon Echo drives the market, Xiaomi makes an impressive entry
November 16, 2020

Among Smart Connected Devices, Smart Speaker ranks 2nd in the wish list of Indian consumers

Gurugram – Monday November 16, 2020: Announcing its 1st edition of India Smart Speaker Market Scan report, techARC today said that the unit shipments of the device are expected to cross 750,000 units by the end of year 2020, which is an all time high.  The market is primarily led by Amazon Echo Smart Speakers which has 95.9% cumulative market share for the period Jan-Sep 2020.  Xiaomi has made an impressive debut in the quarter

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