Lenovo takes third place in Indian smart phone market

Shanghai, Palo Alto, Singapore and Reading (UK) – Thursday 28 January, 2016


The Indian smart phone market saw a healthy double-digit percentage increase in shipments year on year, despite sequential declines from some significant players. Samsung extended its lead at the top of the market, with its devices accounting for around a quarter of the Indian smart phone market. Micromax held second place, with annual shipments falling by more than 20%, primarily due to inventory build-up in its distribution network. Lenovo and Motorola’s combined shipments were just short of 3 million units, up almost 60% year on year, moving them past Intex to take third place in the market. Along with Micromax, prominent local players Intex, Karbonn and Lava all suffered sequential declines in shipments.

‘Local players are finding it tough to compete with global vendors on product quality, making it hard for them to push products into higher price bands,’ said Canalys Mobility Analyst Rushabh Doshi. ‘In addition, Chinese vendors, such as Vivo and Xiaomi, continue to make inroads with low-cost LTE smart phones. The growing importance of online retail has lowered barriers to entry, enabling vendors to grow quickly without having to invest time and resources in building a complex sales channel. Chinese vendors are instead investing heavily in marketing, building brand recognition and cementing their place in the market.’

Canalys will publish its full country-level smart phone estimates and market analysis to clients next week.

If you are interested in further information, please contact us:

  •       Canalys Americas: +1 650 681 4488

Chris Jones: chris_jones@canalys.com +1 650 450 1513
Daniel Matte: daniel_matte@canalys.com +1 650 384 973

  •       Canalys APAC: +65 6671 9399 (Singapore) / +86 21 2225 2888 (China)

Rushabh Doshi: rushabh_doshi@canalys.com +65 9820 0071 (Singapore)
Nicole Peng: nicole_peng@canalys.com +86 150 2186 8330 (China)

  •      Canalys EMEA: +44 118 984 0520

Tim Coulling: tim_coulling@canalys.com +44 7900 991 852
Rachel Lashford: rachel_lashford@canalys.com +44 7775 503 940

About Canalys                                                                     

Canalys is an independent analyst company that strives to guide clients on the future of the technology industry and to think beyond the business models of the past. We deliver smart market insights to IT, channel and service provider professionals around the world. Our customer-driven analysis and consulting services empower businesses to make informed decisions and generate sales. We stake our reputation on the quality of our data, our innovative use of technology and our high level of customer service.

To view the chart(s) from this media alert, and others from Canalys, download the new Insight @Canalys app today from the Apple App Store, the Google Play store or as an HTML 5 web app.

Receiving updates

To receive media alerts directly, or for more information about our events, services or custom research and consulting capabilities, please complete the contact form on our web site.

Alternatively, you can e-mail press@canalys.com or call +1 650 681 4488 (Palo Alto, California, USA),
+65 6671 9399 (Singapore), +86 21 2225 2888 (Shanghai, China) or +44 118 984 0520 (Reading, UK).

PDF version
178KB
For more information:
e-mail press@canalys.com
Or call:
Canalys APAC: Singapore Tel: +65 6671 9399 or
Shanghai, China Tel: +86 21 2225 2888
Canalys Americas: Palo Alto, USA Tel: +1 650 681 4488
Canalys EMEA: Reading, UK Tel: +44 118 984 0520