Sales of smartphones in the Indian market increased by eight percent to 15.5 million units last year.
Sales of smartphones in the Indian market increased by eight percent to 15.5 million units last year. In this way, India has become the second largest smartphone market after China. Research firm IDC gave this information on Friday. IDC estimates that in 2020, smartphone sales growth in India will be less than 10 percent. According to IDC data, in 2019, the total mobile phone sales in the country declined by 12.3 percent to 28.29 crore units. The main reason for this is the decrease in demand for 4G feature phones.
Xiaomi sold the most
Last year, Xiaomi had the highest sales of 4.36 crore units. This is the highest smartphone sales figure of a brand in a year. Sales of Xiaomi have increased by 9.2 percent on an annual basis. Its market share is 28.6 percent.
Samsung (Samsung) had a market share of 20.3 percent, Vivo’s 15.6 percent, Oppo’s 10.7 percent and Realme’s 10.6 percent. Smartphone sales grew 5.5 percent year-on-year to 3.69 crore units in the fourth quarter of 2019. However, smartphone sales declined 20.8 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis.
Vivo sales at number two
In the December quarter, Xiaomi’s sales grew 15.9 percent year-on-year and its market share stood at 29 percent. After that Vivo’s market share was 18.8 percent, Samsung’s 15.5 percent, Oppo’s 13 percent and Realme’s 12.8 percent.
Xiaomi Vice President and Managing Director in India Manu Jain said that this is a great moment for Xiaomi India. They are at the forefront of the smartphone and feature phones i.e. the total mobile market.