It seems the day isn’t very good for Samsung. Earlier today, it was reported that the Korean OEM was dethroned from the top spot in China by Xiaomi.
Now, it seems the company faced the same fate in India, one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world. However, in India, it was surpassed by a local manufacturer Micromax.
Counterpoint Research reports that Micromax’s market share rose to 16.6 percent for the shipments in the second quarter, surpassing Samsung. As for the Korean OEM, it snatches a market share of 14.4 percent in the region. The third and fourth spot are captured by Nokia and Karbonn, with a market share of 10.9 and 9.5 percent respectively.
Samsung is still the king when it comes to sales, grabbing a market share of 25.3 percent, followed by Micromax and Karbonn with a 19.1 and 5.9 percent share. Motorola has also made solid footprints in the Indian market with its Moto X/E/G which comes with an extremely affordable price tags in the market.
It’s not just India, Samsung is having some trouble in the global markets as well, but things may become a little better with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is rumored to launch next month.