Samsung catches up to Xiaomi in Indian mobile market, both shipped equal number of devices in Q2 2018

Turns out that it’s not so easy to dethrone the king and remain in his place for too long! Xiaomi might’ve shipped more smartphones than Samsung for a few months in Indian mobile market, but Sammy has quickly caught up to that. In the 2nd quarter of this year both companies shipped 9.9 million smartphones out of the total 33 million sold in the country, which also explains the situation of other smartphone companies in the country.


These numbers have come out in recent market report of leading market analysis firm Canalys. The bounce back of Samsung is quite a big deal because company’s market share has jumped 47% from quarter to quarter in Indian smartphone market. These are the best gains that company has recorded since 2015. The best selling smartphone of Indian mobile market in 2nd quarter was Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A with 3.3 million shipped units, while second best was Galaxy J2 Pro with 2.3 million shipments. As far as present market share is concerned both Xiaomi and Samsung stand tall at 30% market share. Vivo follows with 11%, and Oppo with 10%.

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What about Apple, you may be wondering. Well, the company has not been doing too well. Its shipments fell 50% during the quarter, but that’s okay because Cupertino based giant loves its margins more than the number of shipments.

Last month we had also heard that although Xiaomi had surpassed Samsung in number of shipments, the total installed base of Samsung was still quite larger than that of Xiaomi. Now the number of shipments are also reaching on par with Xiaomi, so the war is far from over.

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