Canalys: Xiaomi dominates India again – now seven quarters unbeaten


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Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, has been doing quite well in the global smartphone market. In China, we can say the company is not doing badly but in India, it is performing excellently. Xiaomi rose to the top of the Indian smartphone market in Q3 2017. Since then, its fist on the Indian phone market gets tighter. According to Canalys report, Xiaomi once again tops the Indian smartphone market for Q1 2019. This is the seventh consecutive quarter that the company will be staying on top.

The Chinese manufacturer held on to the top spot with 31% market share. Behind Xiaomi is Samsung with 24% share while Vivo and Oppo have 15% and 9% market share respectively to rank third and fourth. Looking at the actual shipments, Xiaomi shipped 9.5 million units, up by 4.3% year-on-year while Samsung shipment is 7.3 million units, down by 1.8% year-on-year.

Vivo had a huge climb by shipping 4.5 million units, up 108.2% year-on-year; OPPO shipped 2.8 million, a year-on-year increase of 1%. Xiaomi VP, Manu Kumar Jain excitedly shared this information on Facebook saying “This is the season of “7”. Apparently, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7 and Redmi  7 all of which were released this year played a major role in Xiaomi’s sales. Since the Redmi brand is now independent, we would have loved to see Redmi’s performance separately just like it is for Huawei and Honor.

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