India Surpasses Japan to become the World’s Third Largest Smartphone Market; Samsung leads, followed by Micromax

By August 7th, 2013 AT 1:38 PM

Smartphone sale is booming in India and an increasing number of people are getting hooked to them, demanding seamless connectivity anytime, anywhere. Looking at the recent trends in Q2 2013, India stood out as the world’s third largest smartphone market with total smartphone shipments at 9 million. According to the report by Canalys, Samsung took over a third of the Indian smartphone market in Q2 2013, followed by local vendor Micromax at 22%. Other vendors that made to the top 5 include – Karbonn, Sony and Nokia.

Smartphone Market In India Sales Figure

Globally, 238.1 million smartphones were shipped in Q2, registering 50% year-on-year increase with Samsung and Apple maintaining the first and second place respectively. Platform-wise, Android grew the fastest during the quarter and powered 180%, of the smart phones shipped in Q2. Apple’s iOS share fell to 13% while Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Blackberry’s shipments grew by 54% and 15% respectively.
However, for Symbian, Q2 2013 brought a bad news as its shipments slipped under the million mark for the first time since Q1 2003.

Chhavi is a social media enthusiast and telecom technologies admirer. Based out of New Delhi, she is a corporate communication and marketing professional by day and writer by night. If she is not busy with Telecom, you can find her reading management books.

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[…] capturing 31.5 per cent of the overall market share. The finding is similar to the recent report by Canalys, according to which Samsung took over a third of the Indian smartphone market in Q2 2013 leaving […]

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Currently i am using Micromax A210 and i am completely satisfied with this phone. It functions is very user friendly and it ‘s services is good. even price was 16990/- when i purchased with specification 1.2 GHz quad core, 5″ display.

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