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By FY 2017 India to have 160 mn smartphone users: Study
In India there will be 160 million smartphone users by financial year 2017. In fiscal year 2016 there were 100 million smartphone users. The reason for this increase in smartphone sale is affordable cost and replacement of ordinary phones with the smart devices at a rapid pace.

A study conducted by industry body Assocham revealed that in FY 2013, 44 million units of smartphones were sold. The sale almost more than doubled to 100 million units in FY 2016. 

In a statement ASSOCHAM's Secretary General DS Rawat while commenting on the findings of the study said, "The technology is changing at such a fast pace that the product developers have to think ahead of times; or else the top selling products of the present times can become outdated, without the manufacturers and those dominating the market today realizing it."
 
Handsets in the price range of Rs 4000-10,000 are put under the category of  Affordable smartphones. This segment accounts for 78 per cent of all smartphone sales equipped with almost similar features, which one may get in these sub-Rs 10,000 cameras, and thus need for digital cameras has almost vanished.  

According to a release, the study also said that since the present day smartphones are fulfilling the need amateur photographers and enthusiasts, the sale of digital camera has dropped by more than 35 per cent in the last one year. Smartphones are being used by the people to click pictures because they can share their photos and videos with their dear and near ones instantly.

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