Remember when big Bollywood names would advertise for Micromax and a great cricket catch would be known as Karbonn Kamal Catch? These names had become synonymous with smartphones in every household in India. But what happened to them? Why are these names not right next to Xiaomi or OnePlus in the sales records in India? With Micromax just having launched it’s first smartphone with a notch, almost a year behind other smartphone makers, we delve deep into what really happened. In this article we find out, from various reports, previous interviews, sales reports, online user feedback and everything else, how these companies went from being at the pinnacle of smartphone sales to [...]
Telecommunications Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently released a report on the domestic phone shipments in China and it does not look too good for the smartphone market. In the period from January-September 2018, the domestic mobile phone market shipped 305 million units, down 17% year on year. September 2018 saw 91 new model launches, down 26.0% year-on-year and 65.5% quarter-on-quarter. 18 models of 2G phones, 1 model of 3G phones and 72 models of 4G mobile phones saw their release in that month.
Reports also stated that in the period of January to September 2018, 2G mobile phone shipments were 16.762 million units, down 19.7% [...]
Samsung and Xiaomi together constitute 45% of the smartphone market in India in Q3 of 2017. The smartphone grew 37% (quarter on quarter) and 18% (year on year) to temporarily surpass the US for the first time ever as the second largest smartphone market in the world. The number one spot i still retained by China. According to Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, India’s mobile phone shipments reached an all time high of 84 million in 2017 thanks to a strong sale period of both feature and smartphones.
Samsung and Xiaomi together contributed to almost 45% of the smartphone market. This is the first time since 2012, that the top two brands have reached this level [...]
International Data Cooperation (IDC) recently reported that, after a slow start in the first quarter, the smartphone shipment in India grew 44% to 26.5 million units, in the June quarter. Not just this but we can also expect a huge leap forward over the next few years, as people will switch to smartphones and 4G-enabled devices.
“By 2017, we expect India to overtake USA to be the second largest smartphone market globally,” it said in a statement issued by IDC.
“This strong second quarter performance saw smartphone shipments grow by 19%, following a sluggish first quarter this year,” IDC added.
However, we should note that the IDC [...]