Samsung, which once led the smartphone market in India, dropped to third place in the last quarter of last year. According to the research company Counterpoint, in 2019, 158 million smartphones were delivered to India, compared to 145 million a year earlier.
Chinese company Vivo overtook Samsung and became the second largest smartphone manufacturer in India in the 4th quarter of 2019. Xiaomi, with a market share of 27%, leads the country for the tenth quarter in a row.
Vivo smartphone shipments grew 76% in 2019. The aggressive pricing policy of the Chinese company helped the company defeat Samsung. The company’s market share increased to 21%.
Oppo, which increased its market share from 7 to 12%, is in third place. But Realme was not able to strengthen its position over the past year, remaining at around 8%.
The report also says that India, which used to be ahead of the United States in all mobile phones, is now the second largest market when it comes to smartphones.