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Samsung’s smartphone shipments in India grew 52% YoY in Q1 2021

While the smartphone market in India took a major hit in Q1 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest Market Monitor report from Counterpoint Research suggests that smartphone shipments grew by a significant margin in the first quarter of this year. Chinese OEM Xiaomi retained its top spot in the region thanks to the success of...

Xiaomi overtook Apple to become the third largest smartphone vendor in Q3

After briefly losing its pole position to Huawei in Q2 2020, Samsung has reclaimed its spot as the #1 smartphone vendor globally in Q3 2020. As per the latest smartphone market research reports from Counterpoint Research, IDC, and Canalys, the South Korean giant shipped close to 80 million smartphones in the quarter and captured a...

Smartphones to become more expensive in India following tax increase

India’s Goods and Services Tax Council decided on Saturday to raise the tax rate on smartphones and specified components to 18%, a sharp 6% increase from the previous 12%. This hike will inevitably cause an increase in smartphone prices across all segments, and many fear it will have negative consequences on the growth of the...

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 Mobile Phone Shipments Exceed 100 Million in First Three Quarters

On Saturday, Huawei announced that its mobile phone shipments have exceeded 100 million units in the first three quarters of 2017. This is a 19% increase year-on-year in terms of shipments, and further consolidates the company's status as the world's third largest (or second largest, depending on who you ask) smartphone manufacturer in the world. According...