India, Too

Reuters, “Micromax Pips Samsung as India’s Leading Mobile Phone Brand”:

Indian budget smartphone maker Micromax has ousted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as the leading brand in all types of mobile phones in the April-June quarter, grabbing a 16.6 percent market share, a recent research report showed.

Samsung had 14.4 percent market share, down from 16.3 percent in the first quarter, said the report by Counterpoint Research. In the smartphone segment, however, Samsung still came out tops.

It just occurred to me that I don’t see nearly as many analysts clamoring for Apple to release a “low-priced iPhone” this year as last. Market share is a fool’s game in price-sensitive countries like India and China.

(Via The Loop.)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014