Affordable 5G phones will be the festive season’s bestsellers

It is not surprising that there has been an increase in demand for 5G-capable handsets as the nation waits for the rollout of 5G services, which is anticipated to happen next month. The most releases are occurring in the inexpensive class, which is also predicted to have the biggest sales.

According to a Counterpoint Research survey, the 5G smartphone shipment share of total shipments hit 29% in the preceding quarter (April to June), the highest level ever. Samsung had a 25% market share in the 5G smartphone market.

The Chinese electronics behemoth Xiaomi, which continues to rule the Indian smartphone industry, anticipates that the upcoming holiday season’s sales will spur the development of 5G in India. Anuj Sharma, chief marketing officer of Xiaomi India, stated that “with 5G services soon, the feeling towards 5G-enabled smartphones is definitely positive,” and that “we introduced our ‘5G all-rounder’ Redmi 11 Prime 5G to commemorate the #DiwaliwithMi spirit earlier this month formally.” The phone’s price is Rs 13,999 for the 64GB model and Rs 15,999 for the 128GB model. According to Sharma, “the price range of Rs 10-15K is now a sweet spot for the 5G smartphone market and may considerably fuel the 5G revolution in India.”

Realme, a Chinese company based in Shenzhen, has unveiled the Realme 9 5G, which has a starting price of Rs 14,999. Similar to this, the Vivo T1 5G had a starting price of Rs 15,990 when it was released in India earlier this year.