Lumia held 6% market share in India in Q1 2013

The IDC has revealed that Nokia’s Lumia handsets held 6% smartphone market share in Q1 2013 in India.

That number is considerably behind Samsung, which has 33% market share, but even that company’s share is under attack by local brands like Micromax, Karbonn and Lava.

The smartphone market is growing strongly in India, with 74% YoY growth, and while it is currently only 10% of total mobile sales it is already 46% of revenue.

“Nokia has been focusing on smartphones as that is where the future sales, value and margins are,” IDC senior market analyst Manasi Yadav told the Financial Express.

With Android having 90% market share in India in Q1 2013, and Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phones having 6%,  it leaves only 4% to be contested by iOS, Blackberry and others. Of note is that these numbers precede the release of the very popular Nokia Lumia 520.

Around 61 million mobile phones were shipped in Q1 2013, with 6.1 million of those being smartphones, up 14% sequentially from Q4 2012.

Via FinancialExpress.com, thanks sri_tech for the tip.