Micromax close to exceeding Samsung in India
Issued a new report from network IDC specializing in market research, about the status of smart phones in India, the report says that India will become the second largest market for smartphones in the world after China, this means that the United States will lose its second very soon afterlost its first position in favor of China in 2011.
Despite a slowdown in the overall market for mobile by 21% on an annual basis and by 4% on a quarterly basis, the smartphone market is exploding in India. Smart phone shipments that arrived in the Indian market in the second quarter of this year nearly tripled compared to the same period last year, it has been shipped 9.3 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, while were shipped 3.5 million units only in the same period last year .
Cheap smart phones that support 3G and 2.5G networks outperformed regular phones in the country, according to IDC estimates, these phones will drop their prices to less than $ 200 by the end of this year. It should be noted that the bilateral phones SIM card and large-screen are the most sought-after regular phones. Machines have become screens 5 to 7 inches acquires 30% of the market.
Still foreign companies are strongest in India, but local brands such as Micromax and Karbonn not a still raise its share in the market, so that these two companies were responsible for shipping half of smartphones in the country during the second quarter of this year.
Samsung is still on top, thanks to a series of low-cost Galaxy phones, but smartphones medium and high-end still sold well in this market. For those who ranks second in India, it is the local company Micromax, which has shipped more than 2 million smart phone of Canvas series that began to gain more popularity in the country. Karbonn company comes in third place due to the growing popularity of smart phones from a series Titanium.
Nokia is the fourth most popular in India, and the credit for this is due to the phone Lumia 520, which is considered one of the most best-selling phones in this country, knowing that this phone is so hugely popular all over the world. As for the fifth place, they are in favor of the Japanese company Sony, which began recently put many smart phones and low-cost system tranches Dual SIM.