Delhi tops in smartphone sales, Mumbai follows
However, with increasing appeal and penetration of smartphones in smaller cities and towns, tier II and III cities and beyond are expected to constitute a significant portion of the market in the near future, IDC said in a statement.
Twenty five major tier II and III cities of India make up around 21.3% of the Indian smartphone market.
“With increasing data penetration and enhanced reach of eCommerce, the smartphone consumers in Tier II and III cities are becoming more aware and demanding,” IDC South Asia Managing Director Jaideep Mehta said.
He added that the 4G revolution promises to trigger the next wave of smartphone growth with 4G-enabled devices already overtaking 3G devices as the largest smartphone category.