CyberMedia Research has just released its India Monthly Mobile Handsets Market Review for the month of April which states that Nokia retains the overall leadership. This is in sharp contrast to a recent IDC report from IDC which stated that Samsung had beaten Nokia in overall mobile shipments in India.
The IDC report had stated that Nokia had shipped just 15% of total phone shipments in the first quarter in India and Samsung was the leader with 16% while the CMR report states that Nokia had a share of 20.3% and Samsung had 14.2%. Though the CMR report also takes April into consideration the percentage difference is massive and while mobile companies don’t officially unveil smartphone sales we will not know the real figures. Is it about time that companies start releasing figures which would bring more transparency?
Other highlights from the CMR report are that smartphone shipments grew 167.3% YoY to cross 9.4 million units.
In the smartphone segment, Samsung continued to lead with 40.7% while Micromax and Karbonn round up the top 3. One thing which is constant between both reports is the increasing market share of Micromax and with the Canvas 3 which went on sale in March and the Canvas 4 all set to be launched today, they are likely to see better numbers this quarter.
The total mobile handset shipments from January-April 2013 were 73.5% which was 11.1% growth year-on-year.
During the same period, 9.4 million smartphones were shipped in the country, a growth of 167.3% on an annual basis.