The Canvas series is turning out to be a hit for the homegrown handset market, which has recently, expanding the series by launching Canvas HD model in the country.
According to data collected by a study of online preferences of over one million people who visited www.themobileindian.com in January this year, the most searched-for smartphone in India was Micromax A110 Canvas 2. Interestingly, iPhone 5, which costs Rs 43,500, was the second most hunted handset.
Almost all the Indian handset players like Micromax, Karbonn, Spice Mobile and Videocon recently launched smartphones with 4 inch or larger screens, which is the current fad among users. This move seems to have tilted the favour towards Indian players because they are offering users large screen smartphones with a reasonable price tag.
Among major players included in the list are Micromax, Karbonn, Spice, Videocon and Idea Cellular, as compared to 13 from Samsung, Sony Mobiles, Nokia and Apple.
Top 5 handset hotlist for January 2013
Rank -- Brand -- Model -- Price (in Rs.) – OS -- Screen Size -- Camera -- Dual SIM
1 Micromax -- Micromax A110 Canvas 2 – 11500 -- Android -- 5 – 8 – Yes
2 Apple -- Apple iPhone 5 -- 43500 -- iOS – 4 -- 8
3 Karbonn -- Karbonn A21 – 8850 -- Android 4.5 – 5 -- Yes
4 Nokia -- Nokia Lumia 510 – 9700 – Windows – 4 – 5
5 Samsung -- Samsung Galaxy S Duos -- 12500 – Android -- 4 – 5 -- Yes.
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