According to CMR data, a total of 56.6 million handsets were shipped in India during the June quarter. Smartphones comprised 43 per cent of the volume, up from 36.8 per cent in the previous quarter.
    
The number is expected to grow further and become "half of total mobile phone shipments" by September, CMR said in a statement.
    
The overall market (feature phones and smartphones) grew 7 per cent quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q), while smartphones alone grew at 24.8 per cent in shipment terms during the period.
    
Samsung remained at the top with 20.6 per cent share of the overall market and 24.6 per cent share of the smartphone market in the second quarter of 2015. Micromax followed in the tally with 12.3 per cent share and 14.8 per cent share of the total market and smartphone segment, respectively.
    
Intex emerged as the third largest player with 9.5 per cent share of the overall market and 10.4 per cent share of the smartphone segment during the quarter.