Since exiting the Indian smartphone market in 2011, Motorola has made a successful return and according to the latest Canalys report it is now the fourth largest smartphone vendor in the country. Strong Moto G sales is one of the reasons why Motorola was able to overtake Nokia. Also Read - Moto G60S, G50 5G and Edge 20 Lite coming soon: More Motorola midrange phones for 2021?
The Indian smartphone market is still growing, and in fact has achieved a nine percent sequential growth in the second quarter of this year. Samsung continues to lead the market, followed by Micromax, but it is Motorola’s story that is really interesting. Also Read - Motorola Defy 2021 rugged phone with 48MP camera, IP68 rating announced
The report compares smartphone shipments between the first two quarters of 2014, and Motorola has seen a massive growth from 379,310 in the first quarter to 955,650 in the second quarter. Nokia, which held a 12 percent market share in India at the beginning of the year, has now fallen behind Motorola. It saw a small increase in the number of shipments from 583,160 in Q1 to 633,720 in Q2. Also Read - Motorola Edge 2021 series to get 108-megapixel main camera as standard
Yesterday Samsung announced that its quarterly profits fell nearly 25 percent – its worst performance in two years and the third consecutive quarter of profit decline. The shipments of Samsung’s devices in India fell from 4,478,170 in Q1 to 4,111,280 in Q2.
Micromax continues to be the second biggest smartphone vendor in the country and it saw its shipments increase from 2,795,850 to 3,097,010 in the second quarter. The third biggest smartphone vendor, Karbonn, however saw a dip in shipments from 1,296,170 in Q1 to 1,077,810 in Q2.