IDC: Xiaomi lead Samsung by a margin in the India market during Q2
India is the second largest smartphone market and every maker wants a piece of that pie. So, analysts are tracking it carefully, but their numbers differ. The latest to chime in is IDC and its data shows that Xiaomi has a larger lead than other analysts have suggested.
Xiaomi took a 29.7% share of the Q2 shipments with 10 million units. In contrast, Samsung shipped only 8 million units for a 23.9% of the market. While the numbers from Canalys and Counterpoint agree on the Xiaomi numbers, the Samsung numbers are off.
And not just them – going by IDC data, Oppo’s market is smaller and that contributes to the difference, at least in part.
Similarly, Huawei is bumped off the Top 5 list and Transsion took its place with a solid 5% share. Transsion is behind the brands Tecno, Itel and Infinix, so it maybe shouldn’t be counted as a single entity (otherwise vivo and Oppo should be together under the BBK banner). Counterpoint counts Itel (and perhaps the others) as a separate brand).
IDC does confirm Counterpoint’s report that OnePlus surpassed Samsung and Apple in the premium market ($500+).
As for feature phones, they grew 29% year over year to 44 million units shipped. Jio continues to rule that market.