canalys logoIndia is now the third largest smartphone market with 9 million smartphone shipments hitting a growth rate of 129% in Q2 2013. Around 238.1 million smartphone units were shipped worldwide in Q2, a 50% year-on-year (YoY) increase, according to a report by Canalys.

In India, Samsung took a third of the Indian market (~ 33%) this quarter followed by local vendor Micromax at 22%, Karbonn, Sony and Nokia taking the top five position in the market. The research firm attributes the success of local vendors such as Micromax and Karbonn to their agility to respond to local market demands.


Note that this is only a smartphone shipment from vendors estimate provided by Canalys for more than 50 countries that it tracks.

Other Highlights:

– Samsung and Apple grew its global shipment by 55% and 20% respectively followed by Lenovo with growth rate of 131% and Yulong with growth rate of 216%.

– Samsung shipped 75.6 million smartphone handsets in Q2 2013, while Apple shipped 31.2 million smartphone handsets. Lenovo shipped 11.3 million units followed by Yulong with 10.8 million units shipment. Collectively, the five Chinese vendors shipping the most devices worldwide (Lenovo, Yulong, Huawei, ZTE and Xiaomi) made up 20% of the total market, up from less than 15% a year ago.

– Shipments in China grew 108% year-on-year, the second highest growth rate of the major markets, to 88.1 million. China is followed by the US with 32.9 million shipments in Q2 2013 where the growth rate was just 36%.

– Android powered 190 million or 80% of the total smartphone handsets shipped in Q2 2013, registering a growth of 79% YoY. Apple’s iOS market share fell to 13%, whereas BlackBerry retained 3% market share and Microsoft’s Windows Phone with 3%.  Windows Phone Shipments grew by 54% YoY, mainly driven by Nokia with 31% sequential growth in Windows Phone shipments, while BlackBerry’s Shipments grew sequentially by 15%. Symbian shipments slipped under the million mark in Q2 2013.