Local cellphone maker Micromax ranks among the world’s top 10 cellphone suppliers with a 1.8% market share in the January-March quarter, according to research firm Gartner. Also Read – iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max Delivery Date Details: Bad News For iPhone Buyers
Gartner data showed total sales (features and smartphones) amounted to 460.3 million units in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 2.5% from the previous year. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy M52 5G launched in India on September 28, released on Amazon website
Korean company Samsung leads the way with 21.3% market share, followed by Apple (13.1%), Microsoft (7.2%), LG (4.3%) and Lenovo (4.2%) . Also read – iPhone 13 Cashback: Vodafone-idea offers a special offer on the pre-order of the iPhone 13 via myvi.com
Others in the top 10 include Huawei (4%), Xiaomi (3.2%), TCL Communication (3.1%), ZTE (2.7%) and Micromax (1.8%).
“In light of their strong smartphone sales in emerging markets, Indian and Chinese phone makers increased their footprint during the first quarter of 2015.
Six of them were in the top 10 in the first quarter of 2015, ”said Anshul Gupta, director of research at Gartner.
Global sales of smartphones to end users increased 19.3% to 336 million units in the first quarter of 2015, driven by strong growth in emerging markets (excluding China).
The fastest growing emerging regions are Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Gartner said.
“During this quarter, local brands and Chinese suppliers have emerged as the main winners in emerging markets. These vendors recorded an average growth of 73% in smartphone sales and saw their combined share drop from 38% to 47% during the first quarter of 2015, ”said Gupta.
Samsung held 24.2 percent of the global smartphone market in the January-March 2015 quarter, followed by Apple (17.9 percent), Lenovo (5.6 percent), Huawei (5.4 percent), percent) and LG (4.6 percent).