[News] India is now the 2nd largest smartphone market in the world!

2017-11-06 03:44:33
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India has now overtaken the United States to become the world’s second largest smartphone market after China. Samsung and Xiaomi, which shipped 9.4 million and 9.2 million units respectively, accounted for almost half of the total market as the top five vendors continued to post strong growth in Q3 2017. The smartphone shipments in India reached over 40 million units in the third quarter, growing 23 percent year-over-year.

“There are close to 100 mobile device brands sold in India, with more vendors arriving every quarter. In addition, India has one of the most complex channel landscapes, but with low barriers to entry. Growth will continue. Low smartphone penetration and the explosion of LTE are the main drivers.” - Canalys Research Analyst Ishan Dutt.

Despite posting excellent results, the market continues to concentrate, with the top five vendors (Samsung, Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and Lenovo) now accounting for 75% of total shipments in India. Samsung shipped 9.4 million smartphones, almost 30% more than in Q3 last year. Second-placed Xiaomi increased shipments by over 290% to 9.2 million units.
"Xiaomi’s growth is a clear example of how a successful online brand can effectively enter the offline market while maintaining low overheads,” said Canalys Analyst Rushabh Doshi.

"Reduced indirect taxes have added new equity to the market, with distributors and retailers able to serve areas beyond their home regions as inter-state operations become easier. As the infrastructure matures, consolidation in distribution is inevitable" added Doshi.



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Wow, That really ia an awesome news.
2017-11-06 03:45:49

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owasim | from Redmi 3S


India will be No.1 soon *_*
2017-11-06 03:48:32

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Soibam Teinkoo Moirangcha | from Redmi Note 4


an old news
2017-11-06 03:49:15

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The Tactician | from Redmi Note 4


2017-11-06 03:50:26

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Asha@63. | from MIX


Great India
2017-11-06 03:52:20
Awesome! Another Push and Off to topple the leader in this Market.

Would love to see more of it and Xiaomi Growth
2017-11-06 03:53:11

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singh@003 | from Redmi 4


2017-11-06 03:57:51

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1668623937 | from Redmi Note 4


good news for mi company
2017-11-06 04:00:06

Techie Team

meetgour | from app


wow. ..nice... thanks for sharing
2017-11-06 04:01:33

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rajutubai1999 | from Redmi Note 4


Wow great..
2017-11-06 04:03:28
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