Asia Bizz: Mobile phone manufacturing giant Nokia, which was earlier the world’s largest seller of mobile phones in volumes, has become the leader in Dual-SIM mibile handsets in India. The Finish mobile company presently competes with another leading mobile phone manufacturer -Samsung.

While announcing the Nokia Q3 results, Stephen Elop from Nokia said that Nokia shipped aproximately 18 million dual SIM devices globally and in the market like India where the dual SIM market is pervasive, they gained market. Tarun Pathak, a telecom sector analyst, said that a new trend that has become visible is the launch of dual SIM smartphones by the vendors.

A media research study stated that multi-SIM shipments accounted for 54 percent of the total handsets market during November 2011 in the country. At present, Nokia is leading in the race with 19 percent share in the market which is followed by Micromax with 7.1 percent and Karbonn with 6.9 percent.

Nokia entered the dual SIM market in India in the year 2010. For this reason,  the company took corrective steps to join the segment in the country by launching its C1-00 and C2-00. Nokia also picked up in the market by introducing more handsets with advanced technologies and better performances for the convenience of the users.