Samsung leads Indian 4G smartphone market in Q1

4G device vendors in India in Q1 2016
The size of the 4G devices market in India was 15.8 million in the first quarter of 2016. Samsung is the 4G smartphone market leader.

Indian mobile users purcahsed 4G smartphones from Samsung, Lenovo and LYF thanks to the roll out of LTE networks by Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone and Reliance Jio Infocomm. Reliance Communications and BSNL will be launching 4G soon.

Of the 15.8 million 4G devices, 97.9 percent were smartphones followed by datacards at 1.5 percent and the remaining 0.6 percent was tablet PCs. This amounts to 63 percent of the cellular devices shipped through the quarter, said Faisal Kawoosa, lead analyst for Telecoms at CMR.
4G devices market in India in Q1 2016
Datacards rose 0.5 percent in its contribution to the overall LTE devices compared to 1 percent of CY 2015.

Samsung, Lenovo and LYF are the leaders with 32 percent, 14 percent and 13 percent market share respectively, in 4G smartphone market.

Samsung, Apple and iBall are the leading brands with 58 percent, 16 percent and 12 percent market shares in tablet market.

Huawei, ZTE and Micromax are leading in the datacards market with 40 percent, 31 percent and 29 percent, respectively.