According to India Mobile Handsets Market Review report released by Research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR), the smartphone market has grown to 5.50 million units in the first half of 2012.
During this period, Android kept the title of most shipped smartphone OS with 56.4 per cent of the market share, followed by Symbian (17.4 per cent), BlackBerry (12.1 per cent), Bada (8.5 per cent), iOS (3.0 per cent) and Windows Mobile (2.6 per cent). We believe CMR combines both Windows Mobile and Windows Phone shipments, when it talks about Windows Mobile having 2.6 per cent of the smartphone market share.
The smartphone market grew 12.2 per cent year-on-year, and feature phone market grew 16.6 per cent.
If we talk about the total mobile phone shipments in the country in 1H, 2012, there were a total of 102.43 million units shipped.
Here is a look at top smartphone vendors in the country:
“The first half of CY 2012 was witness to the high-decibel launch of Samsung Galaxy S III,HTC One X et al. The second half of CY 2012 continues to see launch of a number of high value, aspirational smartphone models such as the Nokia Lumia 910, Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Apple iPhone 5. This push from vendors and the increasing maturity of the India mobile subscriber community is expected to further push up smartphones as a proportion of total mobile handset shipments in the country in the next few quarters,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Lead Analyst, CMR Telecoms Practice.