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IDC: Xiaomi sold 11.7 million smartphones in India in 3Q18

IDC has released its report for the Indian smartphone market in Q3 2018. According to the company's Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the Indian smartphone market reached an all-time high of 42.6 million-unit shipments in 3Q18, growing 9.1% year-over-year. IDC states that this is the first time when the smartphone market is at par with the...

Redmi 5/5A & Redmi Note 5/5 Pro propel Xiaomi to keep top spot in India

There are few companies out there that can release a new product on the market and completely shift the landscape of the industry. Naturally, it's different companies who are able to do this in select countries around the world. For example, Samsung recently announced the Galaxy Note 9 to the world and it is true...

Canalys: Samsung and Xiaomi each ship 9.9 million smartphones in India in Q2 2018

According to Canalys, Samsung and Xiaomi each shipped 9.9 million smartphones in India in Q2 2018. This means that Samsung has caught up to Xiaomi this quarter. To recap, Xiaomi overtook Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor in India in Q4 2017, and held on to its first position in Q1 2018. Now, the...

Huawei and Xiaomi made huge gains in smartphone shipments the past year

IDC has released its quarterly report for the worldwide smartphone market in Q1 2018. According to preliminary data from the company's worldwide quarterly mobile phone tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 334.3 million units during Q1 2018, that resulted in a 2.9% decline when compared to the 344.4 million units shipped in the first...

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ were the top selling Android smartphones in Q1 2018

Global smartphone shipments reached 345 million units in Q1 2018, according to research from Strategy Analytics. (In contrast, IDC states that 334.3 million units were shipped by smartphone vendors.) The iPhone X -- Apple's most expensive iPhone yet -- was found to be the world's best-selling smartphone model, as it shipped 16 million units during the...

IDC Analyst: Huawei Could Overtake Apple This Year in Smartphone Market Share

Huawei has gone from strength to strength in the preceding few years. Although the manufacturer has minimal presence in the US smartphone market, the EMEA and Asian markets have proven to be receptive to Huawei smartphones. The manufacturer also owns an sub-brand, Honor, which sells phones solely online at lower prices. In India, Honor is...