Mobile handset sales top 100 million units
According to CyberMedia Research's India Mobile Handsets Market Review, 2Q 2012, September 2012 release, during 1H 2012 (January-June 2012), total India shipments of mobile handsets was recorded at 102.43 million units.
During the same period, total India shipments of smartphones were 5.50 million units.
According to Faisal Kawoosa, lead analyst, "The first half of CY 2012 was witness to the high-decibel launch of Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X et al.
The second half of CY 2012 continues to see launch of a number of high value, aspirational smartphone models such as the Nokia Lumia 910, Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Apple iPhone 5.
This push from vendors and the increasing maturity of the India mobile subscriber community is expected to further push up smartphones as a proportion of total mobile handset shipments in the country in the next few quarters."