Current Market share is almost half of the Feature Phone Market share for Indian Market for feature phones. According to statistics by Counterpoint Research, the JioPhone by Reliance Jio currently holds a total market share of 47 percent, ahead of Samsung and Nokia.
Jio Phone Leads Feature Phone Market
The report is published according to the numbers from the second quarter of 2018. In the second quarter of 2017, the phone was at 0.3 percent.
Considering that, Jio has grown tremendously in just a years time & now Jio Phone Leads. With the emergence of Jio Phone 2, we have to see where this share goes in next quarter.
Jio Phone 2, coupled with an upgrade offer of Rs 501 & brings popular apps including WhatsApp to JioPhone. JioPhone 2 will also see offers like limited time exchange offers, wherein users with feature phones can exchange their current devices for a JioPhone with access to Jio network at really low prices.
Jio’s market share is more than five times of that of Samsung, which currently holds a 9 percent share in Q2 2018.
Last year Samsung was leading with 27 percent Market Share
The market share this year for Samsung is three times less than that of last year. Samsung may not be unhappy about the fall though, because even if the market share fell considerably in the feature phone segment, it is currently leading in the smartphone segment.
According to the same research paper published by Counterpoint, Samsung has a 29 percent market share, toppling its Chinese rival Xiaomi which has gathered a close 28 percent.
At the third position in the feature phone segment, is Nokia, at 8 percent. It was 3 percent last year, which means unlike Samsung, Nokia has seen a growth in the feature phone segment, however, it’s not much.
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