India Third Largest Smartphone Market; Micromax, Karbonn in the Top Seller List

Indian smartphone market is growing the fastest at 129% and has hit 9 million smartphones during the second quarter of the year, according the latest figures published by Canalys, an independent analyst firm.

Canalys says that Samsung had a third of the market share in India, followed by Micromax at 22% and Karbonn, Sony and Nokia rounded up the top five. These are similar ranking to those reported by IDC and CyberMedia Research last month.

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This makes it the third largest smartphone market after China and the US. Another research firm Strategy Analytics had said that India had overtaken Japan to become third largest smartphone market in the first quarter. So it looks like India is now firmly in control of the number three spot.

Canalys tracks over 50 countries. China topped the charts with 88.1 million smartphones shipped and that represents a third of all worldwide shipments. Lenovo saw a huge growth in its home market with 95% of its total 11.3 million shipments were in its home market. This also made it the third largest smartphone maker in the world.

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Other interesting findings from the report are:

  • There were a total of 238.1 million smartphones shipped in Q2 an increase of 50% y-o-y.
  • Chinese Vendors, Lenovo, Yulong, Huawei, ZTE and Xiaomi, collectively made up 20% of the total market
  • Android powered 190 million, or 80%, of the smart phones shipped in Q2.
  • Apple’s iOS share fell to 13%, its lowest level since Q1 2009
  • Windows Phone shipments grew by 54% annually with Nokia seeing a 31% sequential growth in Lumia shipments
  • Both Windows Phone and BlackBerry had a 3% share of the smartphone market

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