Xiaomi shipped most of the smartphones in India in October: IDC

Xiaomi shipped 5.5 million smartphones in October and, according to the latest data from the analysts International Data Corporation (IDC), took the top spot on the Indian smartphone market. The Chinese company secured a market share of 24.8 percent and grew by 38.1 percent compared to the previous year. Samsung was behind Xiaomi with a market share of 20.6 percent, although the company recorded more significant year-over-year growth of 42.2 percent. Overall, the Indian smartphone market grew by 42 percent year-on-year with 21 million units shipped.

IDC released The Indian monthly smartphone tracker shows that Xiaomi shipped 5.5 million units in October of this year to achieve a market share of 24.8 percent. In the same month last year, the company had shipped 3.9 million units with a market share of 24.7 percent. Xiaomi posted year-over-year growth of 38.1 percent in October. In second place, Samsung accounted for 20.6 percent of the market and shipped 4.5 million units in India, up 42.2 percent year over year.

Next on the list of the top five smartphone vendors was Vivo, shipping 3.9 million units in October, compared to 2.9 million units in the same month last year, up 37.3 percent from October last year. Realme, in fourth place, delivered 3.0 million units and recorded significant growth of 48.2 percent – the highest of all brands.

Oppo finished fifth with 2.7 million units delivered, an increase of 40.2 percent over the previous year. Other brands account for the remaining 2.4 million units shipped.

The Indian smartphone market grew 42 percent year over year in October as a total of 21 million units were sold. IDC states that this growth was due to the surge in online sales and pent-up demand from the third quarter of this year. The number of units shipped in India is the highest in October and the second highest in a single month after the 23 million units shipped in September this year.

Online platforms accounted for the majority of smartphone sales at 51 percent and grew by 53 percent over the previous year. The report also notes that purchases of low to medium range smartphones were up 60 percent year over year from $ 100 (about Rs. 7,400) to $ 200 (about Rs. 41,700). Apple led the premium segment in India, which grew 16 percent in October year over year.

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