Samsung Claim They’re Still Number One in India

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Last week, we heard reports that Micromax had dethroned Samsung to become the Number 1 phone manufacturer for Q2 2014 in terms of units shipped. However, Samsung says this is not the case.

Economic Times talked to Samsung President and Chief Executive for South-West Asia, BD Park. He claims that these reports are false. He admitted that sales had decreased in the past quarter, and that the Galaxy S5 did not sell as well as they had predicted. Nevertheless, the company still met its targets, and according to their internal data, still controls more than 50% of the Indian market with more than double the sales of the alleged market leaders, Micromax.

Park further went on to say that “there was some business motive behind the release of such kind of data”, directly pointing the finger at Micromax for releasing false information as a media stunt to increase sales. These are some very serious allegations, and we will have to wait and see if any of these hold true.

The earlier reports were prepared by Hong-Kong based independent firm called Counterpoint Technology Market Research, allegedly being based on “thorough channel checks in terms of sales.” However, CyberMedia Research (CMR) said that while the Korean company was still the leader, the gap between the two had narrowed sharply.

By Pranav Arora

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  • Naveen Kumar Singh

    xiomi has evolved with his mi3 and all company are feeling insecure. samsung cut off prices of your product. otherwise you willbe surely at no 2 atleast.

  • Aditya Mahulikar

    Its Micromax #1

  • Ananthakrishnan Mkd

    Ha ha

  • Ananthakrishnan Mkd

    correct. but from down

  • Hemanth Hemanth

    Yes dey r no 1 bt from down, Even MTS-ZTE- Huwaei-karbonn r better than samsung

  • Vishant Batra

    Yes best samsung…!! True…

  • deadguyforever

    f**king annoying popup ads… thank god for ad-blocker!

  • Iñðråñìl Såmåñtå

    Bhar mein jao samsung and bhad mein jai tumhara company….. Micromax is the best…

  • Amit Pandey

    Price ghatao nahi to no. 10 bhi nahi rah paoge :) :) :)

  • PrathameshPandhare

    Babaji ka thhullu….!!
    Samsung crybaby…!!

  • Patel Hiren


  • Madhur Agrawal

    Look like Samsung not able to digest the fact

  • Fahad Fazil

    Where in India ?? Samsung Mobile India Can you specify the area or the cordinates

  • Shashank Hrithikians

    Chup copy cat Micromax is no 1 in India Indian brand rules

  • P Omkar Raje

    only 1king google

  • Ayush Kumar

    No 1 in looting peoples :p

  • Ayush Kumar

    Ooops why not . i am the richest person of this planet lol ;)

  • Royal Prabhat

    Haha ShameDungShit

  • Kashif Feraz

    Did that hurt :p

  • Prithaj Nath

    True or not, Samsung will be dethroned eventually. It’s inevitable

  • Sourav Goyal


  • Fahad Fazil

    May be at ottapalam grama panchayat