About This Statistic
This forecast shows the number of smartphone users in India from 2015 to 2021. For 2017, the number of smartphone users in India is estimated to reach 340.2 million, with the number of smartphone users worldwide forecast to exceed 2 billion users by that time.
Smartphone users in India – additional information
The number of smartphone users worldwide is projected to amount to nearly 2.7 billion by 2019. It is expected that, by 2017, over a third of the total global population will use a smartphone. Due to China’s rapid growth, the country has become a distant leader in the smartphone market, leaving the U.S., which previously held the top position, far behind. Smartphone users in China already accounted for one third of the country’s population in 2013. By 2018, more than half of the population in China is projected to use a smartphone. These figures are impressive, considering China is the most populous country in the world. For 2019, the number of smartphone users in China is estimated to amount to nearly 688 million.
India, the second most populous country in the world, is projected to pass the United States in number of smartphone users in 2017. Around 220 million people in the U.S. will use a smartphone by 2017, compared to nearly 244 million in India. This figure is almost double the 2014 number, showing India’s fast growth in number of users. Despite this increase in volume, the U.S. still has higher a smartphone penetration rate than India. The smartphone penetration rate in India is forecast to reach more than 20 percent by 2018, a penetration rate that the U.S. already reached in 2010. By 2017, the smartphone penetration rate in the U.S. is expected to total 63.5 percent. Samsung is the leading smartphone vendor in India, followed by Indian consumer electronics companies Micromax and Intex.