Mobile phones have became basic need in India especially in urban parts where the smartphone market is huge as retail stores ,even milk vendors are switching to app ,we have 4g phones available as low as 25 dollars on contract
xeroxxxxxxxxx, 08 Jun 2017Unless.......... they are very poor . There are those who only can affort $40 phone and thats ... moreIndia's GDP says otherwise.
It's probably true that people in some areas are living in poverty, but there are a lot of people who do not. 1.2bln people with an average per capita GDP of 1850$ (PPP of 7000$) can buy a lot of phones .. not iPhones, but still.
(evidently it's a shame that almost 150million people in India are below the 1.9%/day poverty line, but things will change in time)
ASH 008, 13 Jun 2017Don't forget that you can have phones on contract at dirt cheap rates in US which is not the c... morei agree with the deals and bogo offers available in the us. u are correct about that, just the population difference between india and us.
IMnaive, 09 Jun 2017so..nothing. read other user comments if you have a question. India is flooded with chea... moreDon't forget that you can have phones on contract at dirt cheap rates in US which is not the case with India. So practically anybody can own a flagship there. Heck they even had BOGO offers on S8. Don't forget that many Chinese manufactures do not sell in US. I have seen Americans whine about that too lol.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2017Expect more quality and performance cells India!! Buy Sony cells 2017 and into infiniti !!!At one point, I was a Sony fan, but, these days, I can't seem to muster much of a reason for Sony enthusiasm.
Indian, 08 Jun 2017Proud To Be Indian....:)I like your attitude.
mahima jr, 08 Jun 2017Most Indian are not apple fanboys...and of course...we are less rich...I've been wondering about whether or not handsets are less costly in India then in other nations...
xeroxxxxxxxxx, 09 Jun 2017Stop using google translate....... it totally make no senseEvery now and then one can make sense of community statements here.
Expect more quality and performance cells India!!
Buy Sony cells 2017 and into infiniti !!!
Sell any new phone in India and they going buy it anyway
Indian known for their lust of new products even have to sold kidney to get the latest phone
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2017That is a different metric, is it not? Smartphone penetration, or something like that...
To... moreThat is the only relevant comment of the topic, others are pure comedy.
This isn't any news from any angle anyway.
pt020, 08 Jun 2017But in India you have 1.3 billion people to 320 million in the US.That is a different metric, is it not? Smartphone penetration, or something like that...
Tomorrow, if a news about Smartphone penetration is posted, will you come back and say: "oh, these are just per capita figures, what about the size of the market?"
Jouu, 09 Jun 2017R u considering mmx, lava, zen, olive, karbonn et cetera as a smartphone brand?? Loland Yu and Xolo and who knows how many more.....
ASH 008, 08 Jun 2017So?so..nothing.
read other user comments if you have a question.
India is flooded with cheap chinese oems and the population of India is a lot more than of US. Putting this in perspective, US is still largest smartphone market.
R u considering mmx, lava, zen, olive, karbonn et cetera as a smartphone brand?? Lol
Whoop dee doo. Basically its means hundreds of millions of poor people are finally getting their first cheap smartphone.
ithehappy, 08 Jun 2017Precisely! I never understood the point of these sort of news! India has four times the popula... morenumbers do matter even if they are just buying mid range devices the overall sales and profit could overpass the sales of flagships in other countries...