Samsung India LTE smartphone share rises to 30%

LTE smartphone share in Q2 2015
Samsung has increased its share in the India 4G LTE smartphone market to 30 percent in Q2 2015 from 24.5 percent in Q1 2015.

Share of Micromax declined from 10 percent in Q1 2015 to 6 percent in Q2 2015. Apple and OnePlus posted dip in shipments, said a telecom analysis report by CMR.

Chinese vendor Lenovo has 21.8 percent 4G LTE smartphone market share. Xiaomi has 17.1 percent market share in the 4G LTE smartphone segment, according to CMR’s India Quarterly LTE 4G Market Review.

Sony garnered a market share of 5 percent owing to good traction of its Xperia M4 and E4 models.

Intex, Karbonn, Asus and others also entered the 4G smartphone segment with their new offerings.

Vikrant Singh, analyst at CMR Telecoms Practice said: “The best selling smartphones in the 4G LTE segment were the A6000 from Lenovo and Redmi2 from Xiaomi. This indicates that the India market is being propelled by shipments of devices in the INR 6-10,000 price range.”

The total LTE device shipments in India reached 5.7 million units with smartphones contributing with 97 percent.

The number of players in the India 4G LTE device segment increased from 19 in Q1 to 25 during Q2 2015. “India brands contribute just over 8 percent of total 4G devices being shipped in the country as of Q2 2015,” Vikrant added.

4G LTE datacard shipments rose 107 percent. ZTE has market share of 50 percent, Huawei has 44 percent and Alcatel has 6 percent in Q2 2015.

Baburajan K
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