Xiaomi Remains Dominance in India's Smartphone Market amid Second COVID Wave


BEIJING, July 22 (TMTPOST)— India’s smartphone market saw a decrease of 13% in shipments from the first quarter to the second quarter this year due to the second wave of COVID-19, but Chinese maker Xiaomi remained the top vendor with the market share of 29%, according to the technology market analysis firm Canalys. 

It is estimated Xiaomi shipped 9.5 million units that quarter, much more than shipments of Samsung which took the second place with 5.5 million units for a 17% share. 

Another Chinese brand Vivo took the third with 5.4 million units for the same share with Samsung, while Realme and Oppo came in fourth and fifth, shipping 4.9 million and 3.8 million with a 15% share and a 12% share respectively.

Canalys analyst Jash Shah mainly attributed Xiaomi’s quarterly performance to the Redmi Note 10 series. Another analyst Sanyam Chaurasia expects India will rebound in the second half of year but the pent-up demand could not surge as much as last year, since the threat of the third wave still looms in and increasing costs are challenging when the supply chain disruption continues.

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