Canalys: Indian smartphone market grew 10% final 12 months, Xiaomi was No.1
Well-known consulting agency Canalys has at present launched its report for the Indian smartphone market’s dynamic in 2018, and there are lots of fascinating tidbits.
First off, handset shipments total grew 10% final 12 months over 2017 within the nation, which is only one of six markets within the prime 20 that posted full-year progress. By way of absolute numbers, 12 million extra smartphones had been offered within the subcontinent final 12 months than the one earlier than that, which constitutes the very best progress of any market in these phrases.
Xiaomi took the crown, promoting 41 million gadgets in India in 2018 for a 29.9% market share. It pushed Samsung into second place with its 35.four million shipments and 25.8% market share. Rounding up the highest 5 are vivo, Oppo, and Micromax – and yeah this implies each Apple and Huawei are caught in “Others” – a class made up of dozens of corporations, that collectively managed to promote much less models in India final 12 months than each Xiaomi and Samsung.
That is telling in the case of the tendencies of that exact market. Be aware that Realme’s numbers aren’t included in Oppo’s, which appears complicated however then once more Realme insists it needs to be regarded as a separate firm now so it acquired its want.
Curiously sufficient, India has change into Xiaomi’s greatest market worldwide – sure, even larger than China. Within the fourth quarter of 2018, it shipped 9.four million smartphones to its residence nation, and 10 million to India. Talking of This autumn, if we have a look at the gross sales numbers for these three months alone, then Huawei does pop into fifth place, following a shock efficiency – it grew its gross sales by greater than 4 instances in comparison with This autumn of 2017 (Honor is counted along with its father or mother).