The 2013 Smartphone shipments for the Indian market have crossed the 44 million mark. The 44 million mark was possible due to the handsets sold by Indian companies like Micromax and Karbonn. To add to that the handsets were affordable and were priced in the mid-range and that allowed the sales of more handsets.
It must be noted that in the year 2012, the sales were only about 16.2 million. This means the sales increased slightly less than three-fold. The figures were made available by the research company IDC.
CyberMedia Research, however, gave slightly different figures. According to their figures the sales figures stood at 41 million units. The sales were dominated by Samsung, which was very understandable. However, the surprise was immediately in the wings.
The second spot was occupied by Micromax and the third spot also saw the Indian handset manufacturer Karbonn. This means, the US-based Apple Inc wasn’t in the first three occupants.
The Indian market is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. The mid-range Smartphones have been extremely popular and have been well-accepted. There are a lot of customers who prefer Smartphones over other devices. Even feature phones were not given the preference as compared to Smartphones.
However, it should be said that the price tag of Smartphones and feature phones is constantly narrowing. The shipments in India increased from 11.6 per cent to nearly 247.2 million units in the last year from nearly 221.6 million units in 2012. And the overall shipment went up 18% to 257 million units in the last year from 218 million units in the previous year before that.