Micromax beats Samsung to become #1 handset maker in India

After enjoying the position of Second largest handset maker for long, the much notorious Indian company has finally emerged as the leading handset maker leaving behind Samsung. We have always boasts about the company tactics and the way it deals with the requirements of the younger generation. And it looks like their hard work paid off finally.

Micromax number 1 Handset maker India

And these reports have been issued by the Counter Point Research. According to their reports Motorola over took Nokia to achieve the position of fourth largest smart phone maker while Micromax over took Samsung to reach at the first position in India handset shipment share.

Micromax currently has 16.6% of shares in India handset shipment while Samsung just contribute 14.4% of the share. While if look at the smart phone shipment share, the company is on second position with 19.1% shares in the market. Here Samsung takes the lead with 25.3% of shares.

Coming to the feature phone market, here also Micromax emerges as the leader with market share of 15.2% while Nokia is relishing second position with market share of 14.7% in Q2 2014.

This would be the first time any Indian handset maker has entered into the top 10 rankings with2.3% market share in Q2 2014. It is a big achievement to get placed into the top 10 rankings and that to with this much share globally.

Counterpoint Research Q2 2014 Micromax Top Position

Source: Counterpoint Research

There always have been competition of Micromax with the biggies like Samsung or apple, and it seems the company has finally managed to increase their share with the help of fine innovations which they have done in the past like introducing hexa cores handsets first time in the mid range segment, or prefaces handset with both rear and front camera in the price range below INR 10,000. The company has always attempted to provide best of the features and this is the why company has become largest handset vendor all over India in Q2 2014.

Micromax has successfully jumped from 11th rank to 10th rank and left the rivals like Lava, Xolo etc far behind. All the companies now have to keep themselves at the fine pace to compete with the the vendor which is evolving at such a large gait.

This is the very first time when any Indian company has surmounted the company like Samsung which is the reigning king of the handset market. Clearly Micromax has always focused on the area on which Samsung never worked like when Samsung was busy in introducing slightly out dated specs in the low range, Micromax tried its luck by delivering latest specs like latest android Kitkat 4.4 or front camera that too with fine quality etc in their handsets below 10000INR which is an achievement in itself. The company also assures the quality which no other company like Xolo or Lava claims.

Even it is a very proud moment for India, as the Indian brands collectively has steered the two third of total mobile phone shipments. Even the Indian brands have managed to swipe more than half of the shares in smart phone shipment in Q2 2014.


  1. Raj aryan says:

    New Micormax Doodle 3 comes with 1 GB ram and 4.4 Kitkat.
    Check the official website.

  2. pulak pradhan says:

    i got an information that , the micromax A 290 , is coming with an octa – core processor . It has amazing of spec , unless the 4’7 ” screen …. If this was increased upto 5″ , then it would be a xaoimi mi 3 competitor …. Wake up micromax , xaoimi is eating all the indian markets , already xaoimi has become the most afordable smartph with 13 k ! Make your phones with amazing specs , n give them a larger screen n good design , wish u all the very best for becoming india ‘s largest selling smartph …

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