Who is India’s No. 1 mobile vendor?
New Delhi: According to research firms Canalys and Counterpoint, Micromax overtaken Samsung in the Indian mobile phone market in April-June quarter of 2014, while in China Xiaomi drubbed the electronics giant to take the leadership position in smartphones during the same period.
As per the report, In mobiles phones, Samsung’s market share stood at 14.4 per cent, while in smartphones the firm still retained the market leader spot with 25.3 per cent share, it said.
Nokia was at the third position with a 10.9% shipments share, followed by domestic brands Karbonn and Lava which had a 9.5% and 5.6% share, respectively.
In terms of smartphone shipments, Samsung still retains the top slot with a 25.3% shipments share in the second quarter. Micromax is closing the gap with 19.1% share, followed by Karbonn, Motorola and Nokia.
“Indian brands together captured more than two-thirds of the total mobile phone shipments and more than half of the smartphone shipments,” Counterpoint’s analyst Neil Shah said.
Indian mobile phone market grew a modest 2 per cent annually, but smartphone segment grew a handsome 68 per cent annually as demand for feature phones fell 16 per cent year on year in Q2 2014, he added.