Canalys posted its analysis of the Indian smartphone market for the second quarter of this year. Xiaomi remains at the top position for the eighth quarter in a row, vivo increased its sales by 63%, while sister companies Oppo and Realme also grew significantly.
Samsung was the only major player to experience a decline in sales and market share and it's not a rather distant second. In comparison an earlier report by Counterpoint put the top two much closer together.
Another trend noted in the report is the increasing domination of top brands - the top five companies account for 88% of the total sales, compared with 80% last year.
The market as a whole experienced a slight decline of 0.5%.
Reseach Director at Canalys commented that the bulk of growth in the market comes from users who upgrade their entry-level to mid-range devices, priced between INR15,000 and INR20,000 (thatís around $200-$300). There are also expectations that manufacturers will stop producing phones for less than INR10,000 (about $150), so the market will get even more sluggish.
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