Chinese technology giant Lenovo on Tuesday said shipments of Lenovo and Motorola handsets in India grew 63.2% to over 8 million units in 2015 against shipments of about 4.9 million units in 2014.
“We have seen a phenomenal response from the Indian market. We saw device shipments growing from 4.9 million in 2014 to over 8 million in 2015 (Lenovo and Motorola),” Lenovo India director (smartphones) Sudhin Mathur said. He added that a major chunk of the sales was coming from Motorola but declined to give specific details. Lenovo acquired Motorola Mobility in a US$2.9 billion deal from Google in 2014.
According to research firm IDC, smartphone shipments in India jumped 21.4% in the July-September quarter to 28.3 million units, buoyed by a three-fold jump in demand for 4G-enabled devices. Samsung led with 24% share of the smartphone market, followed by Micromax (16.7%), Intex (10.8%), Lenovo Group (Lenovo and Motorola) (9.5%) and Lava (4.7%).