India smartphone market contracts in Q4, Samsung leads: IDC

By on February 24, 2015 at 7:47 PM.

India smartphone market contracts in Q4, Samsung leads: IDC

For the first time country's smart phone market fell by 4 percent in the October-December period last year as compared with the previous quarter, even as handset maker Samsung retains its top position as leading vendor with 22 percent share, research firm IDC said today. More →
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Samsung fast “losing its firm grip” on the Indian smartphone market: CyberMedia Research

By on February 9, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Samsung fast “losing its firm grip” on the Indian smartphone market: CyberMedia Research

Samsung may be the leader in the burgeoning Indian mobile market, but the Korean handset giant is losing ground in one of the world's largest markets as it faces stiff competition from rivals like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava and Microsoft (Nokia). According to the latest data from CyberMedia Research (CMR), Samsung is "losing its earlier firm grip" with its share declining to 16.5 percent at the end of December 2014 from 20.3 percent at the beginning of the year. More →
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India to have 651 million smartphones, 18.7 million tablets by 2019: Cisco

By on February 4, 2015 at 6:10 PM.

India to have 651 million smartphones, 18.7 million tablets by 2019: Cisco

India, the second largest smartphone market globally, is expected to witness a mani-fold growth in the number of smartphones to over 650 million in the next four years, a study by networking solutions giant Cisco said today. More →
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“India can reach the 500 million smartphone target in the next 2-3 years” #Dream500M

By on December 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM.

“India can reach the 500 million smartphone target in the next 2-3 years” #Dream500M

At the ongoing BGR India’s Dream 500 Million Smartphone conclave in New Delhi, the speakers believe that with the kind of growth we are currently seeing, India could achieve the dream of 500 million smartphones as early as 2-3 years. More →
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Why are local brands like Micromax killing it in India’s smartphone market?

By on September 2, 2013 at 7:27 AM.

Why are local brands like Micromax killing it in India’s smartphone market?

Micromax is the second largest smartphone brand in India with a 22 percent market share, closely trailing Samsung at 26 percent, according to IDC. The homegrown smartphone brand is now gunning to topple Samsung by Diwali to become the largest smartphone player. According to IDC India, local smartphone brands now account for over half of all smartphone shipped into India, which is also the fastest growing and the third largest smartphone market in the world. So what is it that local players are doing right and global players like Samsung, Sony, LG and others are not? More →
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Micromax becomes the number two smartphone vendor in India, guns for Samsung

By on August 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM.

Micromax becomes the number two smartphone vendor in India, guns for Samsung

Micromax continues to expand its hold in the Indian smartphone market and has now acquired 22 percent of the Indian market share in the second quarter according to the latest IDC numbers. The domestic vendor shipped over 2 million smartphones and has witnessed a growth of more than 4 percent in Indian market, from 18.8 percent recorded in first quarter to 22 percent in the second. Samsung currently leads with 26 percent of the market share in India. Micromax is claiming it could topple Samsung to become India's largest smartphone vendor in the next quarter. More →
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State of Indian smartphone market: Samsung dominates, Nokia comes a far second

By on April 1, 2013 at 3:17 PM.

State of Indian smartphone market: Samsung dominates, Nokia comes a far second

Samsung captured close to 50 percent smartphone market share in India in 2012, according to a Cyber Media Research report that tracks shipments of most handset vendors operating in the country. According to the report, Samsung had 43.1 percent smartphone market share at the end of 2012, which does not include the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note II, which the market research outfit classifies as phablets and does not include in its smartphone shipment numbers. More →
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