Samsung Continues To Dominate The Indian Smartphone Market

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IDC’s (International Data Corporation) quarterly report is out. According to the numbers, the South Korean tech-giant Samsung retains its commanding position in India. In total, 27.5 million units were shipped in the second quarter of 2016. Out of that, Samsung secured over 25 percent of market share.

The Indian brand Micromax took the second spot with 12.9 percent share. In addition to the truckload of Canvas models, its off-shoot YU also helped Micromax maintain its position.

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Chinese brand Lenovo, which owns Motorola mobility managed to grab 7.7 percent of the smartphone market. Its best selling handsets include the Moto G4 plus and Vibe K5 Plus. Lenovo is closely followed by Intex with 7.1 percent.

The relatively new player Reliance Jio remained the fifth largest smartphone vendor with its Lyf brand of devices. Handing out free 4G LTE SIM cards seems to have worked for the Ambani company.

Chandrakant 'CK' Isi

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