In the United States and other parts of the world, there are a lot of smartphone users everywhere and for that reason the biggest tech companies have been looking at India as the next place to contend for market share. According to the reports reaching us from our sources, in the second quarter, Samsung and Xiaomi continued to take the lead as both of them were shipping 9.9 million smartphones in the country.
Samsung and Xiaomi collectively made up 60 percent of the total mobile shipments in India which is a huge up from 43 percent in the previous year. Vivo and Oppo are the next ones on the list with Vivo carrying just 11 percent and Oppo taking up only 10 percent of mobile shipments. The most popular mobile of Samsung is the Galaxy J2 Pro which was initially meant for students in South Korea and has no internet. Whereas the most prominent Xiaomi device is the Redmi 5A which is a budget version of the Redmi Note 5 – Xiaomi has sold 3.3 million units of this device.
Both of these companies saw tremendous growth in this second quarter. Xiaomi jumped from 18 percent share to 30 percent and Samsung saw its best quarter since 2015. An analyst by the name of TuanAnh Nguyen said in a statement that Samsung was “hitting back” against Xiaomi: “It has launched devices pitted directly against Xiaomi’s portfolio and is focusing on its cameras and imaging capabilities.”
Apple on its part did not do so well. In the first quarter, the company showed a fall in the demand of its products as people in the region opted for cheaper midrange and low-range devices instead of iPhones. And in the second quarter, Apple’s share of the market was overtaken by Vivo and Oppo who sold 3.6 and 3.1 million. Even Asus tripled its shipments from the first quarter.