Micromax Becomes Top Domestic Manufacturer in India, Beats Karbonn and Nokia In the Smartphone Race

Micromax has actually been ruling the Indian market in a massive manner. Since the manufacturer has been bringing the best devices up in the market at a reasonable price and good specs, consumers are likely to incline themselves towards it. Moreover, with the launch of the Canvas 4, Micromax has actually gotten ahead of the other domestic players.

Now as per International Data Corporation(IDC) report on Indian smartphone market for Q2, 2013, Micromax continued to impress upon its dominance in the Indian smartphone market with an increase in its market share from 18.8% to 22%.

Micromax not only grew the market pie but also gained market share from competitors and narrowed the gap on Samsung which, stands at 26% market share. Micromax has crossed the 2 million units shipment mark in 2Q 2013 and is poised to be the number one smartphone player in India by Q3. Micromax hopes to achieve $1 billion in revenues with its innovative product strategy, strong distribution & marketing focused on the Indian youth.

Micromax has been among the first smartphone manufacturers in the country to capitalize on the rising migration of the user base from feature phones to smartphones. IDC data also substantiates the success of Micromax, considering the fact that the maximum growth in Indian smartphone category has happened 5inch to 6.99 inch category which has grown 17 times year over year and the phablet share has steadily risen to 30% of the smartphone market in 2Q 2013.

One reason, Micromax has turned out to be the best in the Indian market is the fact that it caters to the wide range of consumers. Evidently, since India demands dual SIM devices, Micromax gave it. Talk about budget friendly phablet, reasonable 3G handsets, midrange smartphones, Micromax has offered it.

Moreover, according to IDC reports, Samsung still occupies the top section followed by Micromax at the second place and other. Have a look at the slide below to know the top 5 manufacturers in India.

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Micromax Becomes Top Domestic Manufacturer in India

Samsung maintained its leadership spot in 2Q13, with the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Star bringing in huge volumes at the low end. The other mid-tier smartphones also helped Samsung cater to the wide range of smartphone consumers in the Indian market. The cash-back and zero percent interest Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) schemes have worked in favor of
Samsung over the last quarter, specifically for products such as the Galaxy Note 2.

Micromax Becomes Top Domestic Manufacturer in India

Micromax stayed steady at No. 2 spot and crossed the 2 million units mark in shipments. This vendor is banking on the wave of phablet-driven smartphone adoption and is pushing the Canvas range of devices with bigger screens and compelling imaging capabilities.

Micromax Becomes Top Domestic Manufacturer in India

The smartphone shipments for Karbonn have also increased steadily over the last quarter. Apart from the A series of smartphone devices, the newly launched Titanium range are picking up in the Indian market. These phones boast of high specifications at competitive prices, a must in the price-sensitive Indian consumer market.

Micromax Becomes Top Domestic Manufacturer in India

With the company's decision to discontinue Symbian devices, the entire focus has moved to the Windows Phone-based Lumia range of smartphones. The recently launched Lumia 520 helped Nokia pick up volumes towards the lower end. The dedicated advertising and marketing
push towards positioning Lumia phones as a quicker and cooler replacement to other brands is working in its favor.

Micromax Becomes Top Domestic Manufacturer in India

Sony regained fifth position in the pecking order, with its mid-tier range of phones doing well, with the lower-end dual SIM phones are adding growth as are affordable EMI options available in the market through retailers.

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