Xiaomi was the biggest smartphone vendor in India's richest (and second largest) market of Maharashtra during Q4 of 2017.
The Chinese maker managed to climb over Samsung to reach a market share of 31.2% (compared to Samsung's 15.3%), lead by the Redmi Note 4's sales.
Vivo, Oppo and Lenovo make up the rest of the top 5 vendors during the quarter.
It's important to reestablish that the numbers above concern only the Maharashtra state (home to the city of Mumbai) and not the whole of India. The state accounted for 13.7% of smartphone sales in India.
In those low end locations, its a battle of price+market share. Whoever sells their smartphones at cheaper prices in their segment, will sell more
every company? Not really, no. Pixel, ZTE, OnePlus, Motorola, HTC have little to no presence here. Little meaning online purchase. And even if it was, most of their flagships aren't released here but instead just cheap midrange. Case in point way bac...
aka Redmi Note 5 Pro