India’s ever growing clout in the technology world is boosted by the fact that now it has surpassed the USA to become world’s second largest smartphone market after China.
Smartphone shipments grew 15% year-on-year in Q4, 2015. Overall, for the complete year, smartphone shipments crossed the 100 million mark, which represents an year-on-year growth of 23%.
India’s smartphone user base over the years
As for phone vendors, Samsung topped the charts both in smartphone as well as feature phone segments, with local company Micromax coming in second. The remaining three spots were claimed by India’s Intex and Lava, and China’s Lenovo.