Xiaomi becomes largest after shipping a total of over 9.8 million units in Q1
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Xiaomi becomes largest smartphone shipping company, shipped over 9.8 million units

Xiaomei's Lei Jun , source: euromoney.com
Saurav Bhagat
Written by Saurav Bhagat
[email protected] | Delhi | Published on: May-14-2019 08:09 AM

Smartphone shipment in India saw a growth of 7.1 percent to 32.1 million units in the March 2019 quarter, even as the global market saw a decline of as low as 6 percent year-on-year during the period, according to an IDC India report.

However, the high-end channel inventory from the previous quarter has resulted in fall in shipment volume by 8.4 percent on a sequential basis.

Xiaomi led the tally with 30.6 percent share in the March 2019 quarter, followed by Samsung (22.3 percent), Vivo (13 percent), Oppo (7.6 percent) and Realme (6 percent).

idc report nextbigbrand.in

IDC report Ⓒ gadgetsnow

Online sales accounted for 40.2 percent of the market share in March 2019 quarter.

Xiaomi was the leading smartphone vendor for another successive quarter, shipping a total of over 9.8 million units in Q1.


source mi.com

Samsung remains its biggest rival with 7.2 million units and 22.3% market share, even though the South Korean company’s YoY shipments fell sharply by 4.8% in the calendar year. Vivo was the fastest growing smartphone vendor with a YoY growth of 108.4% and a market share of 13%, up from 6.7% a year ago.

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India 2018 Q1 Smartphone share: source counterpoint

Leaving Samsung, all the other vendors in the top five are from China, accounting for over 56% of the smartphone market alone. The total market share of Chinese companies was not shared by IDC but the overall market share of Chinese vendors in Q1 was close to 66%.

Let’s make ourselves comfortable for an epic smartphone companies battle ahead!

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Saurav Bhagat

Saurav Bhagat

Saurav is inclined towards brands and brand story-telling from the past half a decade. His interest in startups has made him an immense member of the NBB Family from its very early days.
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