Xiaomi Again Indian Tops Smartphone Market in Q1 2019

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Xiaomi Again Indian Tops Smartphone Market in Q1 2019. Just recently, a Counterpoint report discovered that Chinese smartphone brands garnered 66 percent of Indian market share. it was additionally reported that Xiaomi has preserved its top spot in Q1 2019. Now, another report highlights that the Chinese company has once more lidded the Indian smartphone marketplace for the seventh consecutive quarter. Xiaomi reportedly started to climb the success ladder in Q3 2017.

The latest Canalys report revealed that Xiaomi has grabbed the highest position with 31 % of the market share. Samsung is hung on to the second spot with 24 % share. alternative brands like Vivo and Oppo have reportedly managed to secure 15 % and 9 % of market share severally with third and fourth ranks. Talking about the actual shipments, Xiaomi shipped nine.5 million units, up by 4.3 % year-on-year (YOY). The shipment of Samsung units down by one.8 % YOY, Gizchina reports.

Vivo doubled its shipments. The Chinese brand shipped 4.5 million units, up 108.2 % YoY. Oppo, on the opposite hand, shipped 2.8 million, up by only one %. Apparently, Xiaomi’s latest Redmi Note 7 series and alternative phones released this year within the country worked well and contend a serious role within the company’s sales.

Besides, commenting on the performance of various brands, Anshika Jain, a hunt Analyst at Counterpoint analysis highlighted that “Xiaomi remains the market leader driven by new product launches. However, it faced strong market competition as compared to a year past. Samsung did a significant refresh in its product portfolio launching a replacement online-only M series. It additionally undertook a product refresh of the A series throughout the quarter. The new A series and M series launches quickly contributed to three-fifths of Samsung’s total smartphone shipments throughout the quarter. Vivo’s share reached its highest ever level in India, driven by the V15 series launch and an aggressive selling campaign around the same. Realme continues to grow quickly in India, investing on the strong momentum for its Realme three model throughout the quarter.”

Xiaomi Again Indian Tops Smartphone Market in Q1 2019

Separately, Xiaomi is soon said to launch a flagship smartphone. The device is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s flower 855 chipsets under the hood. Recently, Lu Weibing, the chief executive officer of Redmi, unconcealed via its Weibo account that the approaching flagship Redmi phone are going to be the “King” in terms of value and performance. He additionally hinted that the handset will offer a “longer battery life” with “better camera.” it’ll conjointly feature a “higher screen ratio”.


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