176: Smartphones and Demonetisation in India with Navkendar Singh - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
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Navkendar Singh from IDC joined us for an interesting discussion on the coverage of smartphones brands and the impact of the demonetisation event in India. We covered the profile of the typical India smartphone user and their usage patterns. We discussed Apple, the Asian OEM brands from China to Korea and local Indian brands and how they are competing in a price sensitive & hyper competitive Indian market. In the same conversation, we examined the recent demonetisation event in India and its implications to the growth of digital payments across India. Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included): Navkendar Singh, Technology Analyst for IDC India (@navkendar_IDC, LinkedIn) [0:44] How did you start your career? [1:05] What is your current role and coverage for IDC India? [1:35] In your career journey, what are the interesting career lessons learnt? [2:38] Smartphones in India [4:25] What is the normal India smartphone user like? [4:45] Does the Indian customer use…