The International Data Corporation released a report via its Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker which claims that the smartphone vendors in India have shipped nearly 9.3 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2013 which is 50% more of the numbers released in 2012. India is buzzing with new smartphones that have tripled the Indian Smartphone Market compared to the last year.
Furthermore, the IDC report suggests that the 5 inch-6.99 inch screen size smartphones popularly called as “Phablets” grabbed a market share of a whooping 30% in India. Smartphones with lower prices sell like hot cakes and after that Dual-SIM & large screens are the most desired features.
Foreign companies such as Samsung and Nokia are still dominating the smartphone market in India but domestic companies like Micromax, Karbonn accounted for half of the country’s smartphone shipments last quarter. Samsung stayed at the No. 1 spot with a 26% market share according to the report and the Galaxy Star is a bestseller apart from the mid-range smartphones such as the Galaxy Grand and high-end smartphones like the Galaxy Note II. Samsung’s 0% Interest EMI scheme and various cashback offers have helped it to remain the Numero-Uno in the Indian Smartphone market.
Micromax became the No. 2 smartphone vendor crossing a 2 Million mark for smartphone shipments and gaining a market share of 22%. Their Canvas range of smartphones are doing pretty well. Micromax is claiming that it could dethrone Smasung from the No. 1 positing in the next quarter. Karbonn was at No. 3 with a 13% market share with their A & Titanium range of smartphones gaining popularity.
Nokia was at No. 4 with a 5% market share. The Nokia Lumia 520 has been a bestseller in the low end range.
Sony regained the No. 5 spot with a 5% market share. It’s mid range smartphones along with low end dual SIM smartphones are doing quite well in the market.