Indian brand Micromax is a distant third, with an 8.7% market share, followed by low-cost compatriot Karbonn (6.4% share).
Upscale Apple (3.6%), the iPhone maker, HTC (3.3%) and BlackBerry (3.1%) rank behind the locals.
"Samsung's rise in the Indian market is attributed to its rich product portfolio (it has phones costing between Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 50,000) that cater to customers of all budget categories," said the survey.
A Nokia spokesperson said the company does not comment on country-specific market share data. "We are in transition and are executing our strategy with urgency and at a new clock speed, even while operating in a fierce and fast-moving industry. We are happy with the progress we are making," the spokesperson said.