Samsung, Micromax, Karbonn, Sony, Nokia in top smartphone market share in Q2

Canalys Analyst on Monday revealed top 5 smartphone vendors in India in the second quarter of 2013. Samsung and Micromax lead the market with number one and two positions.

Samsung with over a third of the Indian smartphone market is in commanding position.

Micromax with 22 percent share in the Indian smartphone market continues to retain second rank.

Karbonn, Sony and Nokia are the remaining players in top 5 list.

Apple, BlackBerry, LG, HTC, Huawei, Spice and Lenovo did not find a place in top 5 list. The list is based on number of smartphones shipped during the second quarter of 2013.


Vendor Market share in Q2













9.0 million


Recently, Apple CEO said iPhone achieved 400 percent revenue growth in India.

LG’s latest smartphones, BlackBerry 10 phones and Lenovo’s new launches did not attract users to take to them to the top 5 list.

Recently, Vineet Taneja, country head, Samsung Mobile and Imaging Business, said Samsung Galaxy S4, helped improve its smartphone market share in India by 2 percent in May.

Samung, Micromax market share in Q2

Canalys Analyst says smart phone shipments in India rose 129 percent to 9 million. India is now the world’s third largest smart phone market.

For comparison, smartphone shipments in the U.K. rose 34 percent to 7.4 million.

In Japan, smartphone shipments increased 25 percent to 8.6 million.

The U.S. shipments of smartphone enhanced 36 percent to 32.9 million.

In China, the number one smartphone market in the world, shipments increased 108 percent to 88.1 million.

“Dynamics of the Indian market make it challenging for foreign vendors, besides Samsung, to succeed. Samsung has invested heavily in its brand and channel relationships over a number of years, which has given it a big advantage over many of its international competitors,” said Jessica Kwee, Canalys Analyst.

The research report noted that India is a market in transition, moving from feature phones to smart phones, and is a market that offers huge potential as hundreds of millions of users have yet to upgrade their feature phones.

Domestic phone vendors such as Micromax and Karbonn are capitalizing on the popularity of their feature phones and are quicker to respond to local market demands, hence their current success.

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