Average Mobile Phone Retail Price in India Just Under $200
Published on: 27th Nov 2012
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By: Ian Mansfield
The average price of a mobile phone sold in India is Rs. 10 764 (US$194) and the median price is Rs. 7 180 (US$129). 28% of the phones fall in the price range of Rs. 2 000 to Rs. 5 000 according to analysis by the Indian price comparison website iShopper.
The trends report also shows the split up of phones based on brand and operating system. While Samsung has the highest number of phones in the database (19%), Android is the most widely used operating system with 31% of the Indian market share. 36% of the 538 mobiles listed on iShopper are dual sim phones. 81% of the phones have the bar form factor. The average processor speed of mobile phones sold is 876Mhz, the average camera resolution is 4MP and the average screen size is 3 inches.
A total of 58% of the phones sold are now touchscreen phones. Windows OS has so far managed to get only a 4% of the handset volume share. The most popular mobile on iShopper.com continues to be the Samsung Galaxy Y, the attractively priced smartphone from Samsung, running the android operating system.
Vivek Pahwa, Director, Accentium Web said, "The cool thing about this report is that it auto updates every time prices and/or the database is updated. We continue to add new phones to our database, and the prices also change as market prices for the phones change online. While calculating average prices, we use the lowest available price for a phone in the market. We have many exciting and interesting features in development for our users, especially around choosing the perfect mobile phone."