Xiaomi and Samsung each had 30% of the Indian smartphone market during the second quarter

Xiaomi and Samsung each had 30% of the Indian smartphone market during the second quarter
The other day, we told you that Apple is struggling in the world's second largest smartphone market, which happens to be India. Today, a new report suggested that HTC is leaving the market for now. But there were some big winners in India among smartphone manufacturers during the second quarter. Xiaomi, which sells value priced handsets, and Samsung each shipped 9.9 million smartphones in India during the three month period from April through the end of June. For both firms, that was a record number of handsets shipped into the country during a single quarter.

Still, Xiaomi retained the top spot in the Indian smartphone market over the three month period, slightly beating out Samsung. According to research firm Canalys, both manufacturers had 30% of the market in the quarter with Xiaomi increasing its shipments 106% year-over-year. Samsung's 47% increase over last year's second quarter was the best quarterly growth that the company had shown in India for two and a half years. The most popular Samsung device in India during Q2 was the Galaxy J2 Pro with 2.3 million units shipped. Xiaomi's top model in the country during the same period was the Redmi 5A, with 3.3 million units delivered in the quarter.

After Xiaomi and Samsung, there was a big drop off; Vivo was third as its 3.6 million units shipped in the period represented 11% of the Indian smartphone market. Even though its share dropped from last year's 13%, Vivo's phone shipments rose 35%. With 10% of the Indian market during the second quarter, Oppo was fourth. The company shipped 3.1 million handsets during the three-month period, up 5% from last year's number.

Overall, 32.6 million smartphones were delivered in India from April through June. That was a 22% year-over-year gain from the 26.8 million units shipped during the same quarter last year.


source: Canalys

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21 Comments

1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 855; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Craple well deserve the bottom place. Samsung/Mi 1 quarter sales = 5 years sales of Apples sales. Why anyone will buy iPhone in India? if they Can I get a much better device at one 10th of its price. Oppo Realme 1 (P60 , ~110USD), Zenfone Max M1 pro , Redmi Note 5 Pro (SD636, ~160USD) Zenfon 5z (SD845 , ~400USD) , OnePlus 6. And now Oppo Find X , Vivo Nex will make make difficult for apple to even cross 0.5 million mark in H2. Worse part ...Apples after sales service is worse then every OEM and are many local apps, which are not available on App Store.

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Apple is giving all their attention to the Chinese market in where they excel rapidly when Samsung fails miserably. They'll come next to India and do the same thing. Just wait and see.

12. ijuanp03

Posts: 612; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

20. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

You can't even afford a Samsung or Apple phone, why are you even commenting? Apple will fail in China as well soon.

11. RevolutionA

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Can't afford the premium. Lol!!!

13. ijuanp03

Posts: 612; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

It's not Xiaomi or Samsung's fault. Your Apple started slipping in China and nowhere to be found in India. Who needs rotten Apple? LOL

21. Loveneesh

Posts: 441; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

A premium phone which is priced 3.5 times to its cost. No thanks we don't want premium phone. We are not that much big fool as you are.

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 855; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

PA what are you smoking.... 1. Vivo Up 35%( vs 22% market growth)....Still it losses market share. How???? 2. Oppo Up 5% (vs 22% market growth) ....still gain market share... How is it possible?????

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

35% and 5% are in respect to their own y - o - y results. 22% means the entire smartphone market combined. Those are 2 very different things.

3. Vokilam

Posts: 1267; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Wow that’s a lot of galaxy s9 and note 8 devices.

10. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

More like galaxy J series. India has extremely low incomes, which makes it near impossible to buy a Galaxy S and note. In fact, Samsung's best selling phone in India is J2 pro, which is dirt cheap. An iPhone X is priced very close to GDP per capita of India. S9 and S9+ are priced a lot lower and hence can sell significantly higher, but still are priced way outside the reach of the common man.

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