Nokia leads the smartphone shipments in India followed by Samsung. As per data released by IDC, Nokia holds a strong 45.8% market share in smartphone shipments, followed by Samsung’s 21%. Research in Motion, the maker of Blackberry phones has a 15% market share. The top 3 manufacturers together, have a 81.9% market share, leaving a paltry 18% to the likes of Apple, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson.
A total of 2.4 million smartphones are shipped to India in Q2 2011 (April, May and June). This is 5.6% of the overall mobile phone shipments. 2.4 million smartphone shipments in Q2 2011 is a marginal increase of 0.4% from the previous quarter.
Shipments of smartphones with an Average Sale Value of Rs.18000 grew by 31%
This is the price range of LG Optimus Black and Samsung Google Nexus S.
Though Apple phones do not figure in the top 3 list and are probably tucked in the 18% market share, Apple’s iOS now has a 2.5% market share. I hope IDC isn’t counting the iPads. Android has seen a 10% growth rate, though the actual market share isn’t revealed.
42.8 million mobile phones are shipped to India in Q2 2011. This includes the 2.4 million smartphones shipped. Q2 2011 numbers are down by 3% from the previous quarter though it is a 6% growth from last year. Nokia continues to hold its lead with a 25% market share followed by Samsung’s 15%.
Indian handset makers, the famous five of Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Spice and Maxx, together has a market share of 19%.
A total 187 million phones will be shipped to India in 2011.
It is right that Nokia is steal the front runner mobile company in India. People prefer using Nokia phones. After Nokia, it is Samsung that is acquiring popularity among peopple. Brands like BlackBerry, HTC, iPhone are still seen in few hands.