Research firm Gfk has some encouraging news to share with Lumia fans in India. While IDC and Counterpoint research report for Q2 put Nokia (Microsoft Mobile) at 5th rank in terms of smartphone market share, Gfk report fro the month of September gives Nokia 12% smartphone markets share and 3rd rank amongst smartphone vendors.
Gfk data for July, August and September showed South Korea’s Samsung had achieved a 33% market share at the end of the period after gaining over a percentage point from August. Home-bred Micromax came in second with more than 18% share, adding a tad over the previous month while Finnish handset maker Nokia, now owned by Microsoft, managed to keep itself going at No. 3 with 12% share. ET has reviewed the research firm’s data.
The report shows Nokia at 21% market share and at second rank when it comes to overall phone market.
In the wider market that includes feature phones, Samsung led with about a fourth of the market share while Nokia continued to be No. 2 at about 21%.Micromax, however, came in a distant third at 13.5%, data showed.
Noteworthy is that Gfk’sreports are based on actual sales data and not on shipments, which is captured by firms like IDC and Counterpoint. So, it may reflect recent changes in customer preference.