Indian smartphone shipments rose 21.4% during the third quarter

Indian smartphone shipments rose 21.4% during the third quarter
India remains a hot market for smartphone manufacturers, according to the last data from IDC. Shipments of intelligent handsets in the country rose 21.4% year-over-year during the third quarter. 28.3 million units shipped from July through September this year, up from the 23.3 million that was delivered during the same time period last year.

While shipments of 4G phones in India tripled during the third quarter year-over-year, Samsung became the leading manufacturer of 4G handsets in the country replacing Lenovo. Samsung also is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the country overall, partly due to the sequential 13.1% growth rate it had in the third quarter. India's own Micromax, the company behind the successful YU smartphone brand, was next after scoring a 6.4% gain in shipments from the second quarter.

Intex used its production of entry-level handsets priced under $50, to take third place in the Indian market. The company grew its shipments by 9.4% sequentially from July though September. Lenovo moved up to fourth place after growing its shipments 9.4% sequentially in Q3, which dropped Lava down to fifth place. The latter saw its sales decline a sharp 24.9% from the second quarter to the third quarter of this year.

source: Digitimes

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2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Thanx to Xiaomi....

3. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

xiaomi is indian manufacturer? I didnt know

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Thanks to Samsung's A series I would presume.

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

They sell like hot pockets!

9. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Price cut in India on nexus 5x on flipkart, amazon, snapdeal....if any one wants to report it...about a $110 price cut for 16gb and almost $90 cut on 32gb model

10. crazysaulat

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Thanks to Samsung J series

32. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

This site really is just becoming a cesspool.

38. TheChukwu

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

Sounds like a bunch of childish butthurt idiots on this site. India is having a smartphone boom right now. you know who that is good for? EVERYONE. MOSTLY THEM. AND THATS A GREAT THING. Yours truly, An American with freaking sense.

44. pp007

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

i think you had to said freaking nonsense .. ri8 ??

45. karan1402d

Posts: 89; Member since: May 28, 2015

Thanks Phonearena for censoring all the racists comment. This is a Tech site and let it remain one, don't allow it to become a hotspot for racism or East vs West.

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