Xiaomi smartphones sold particularly well in the third quarter of this year
At the end of last year, India became one of the largest mobile device markets, surpassing the United States and catching up with China. Now China and India share the title of the largest smartphone market.
Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, Realme and Oppo account for about 94% of the largest smartphone market
Xiaomi smartphones sold particularly well in the third quarter of this year, with a market share of 26.1%. In quantitative terms, this resulted in 13.1 million units, which is 1.1% more than a year earlier. Second place was taken by Samsung with 10.2 million smartphones shipped and a market share of 20.4%. Compared to last year, Samsung has weakened its position by 0.2%.
The Vivo brand closes the top three with a share of 17.6% and 8.8 million smartphones shipped. In fourth place is Realme, which managed to increase its share from 15.3% to 17.4% over the year. On an annualized basis, growth was 23%, the best indicator of any company. Oppo was also one of the five largest smartphone manufacturers, with 6.1 million in shipments and 12.1%. These five companies control 93.6% of the Indian market.
As for Apple, it also managed to increase shipments of its iPhones to 800 thousand units. The growth in demand for Apple smartphones was facilitated by ongoing promotions and the opening of an online store. But in the case of the iPhone 12 series, the company does not expect much success due to the high cost of the devices and weak demand for 5G smartphones.
In the third quarter, India sold 50 million smartphones, up from 46.2 million units a year earlier. Chinese smartphones accounted for 74% of all smartphones sold, which is 2% less than in the same period last year.