Canalys is an international market research firm, which has released a report which contains the shipping estimates that different manufacturers around the globe have managed with regards to the Indian market – in the fourth quarter of this year. The data quite clearly shows that Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has continued its dominance over the smartphone market – in the fourth quarter.
As far as shipments are concerned, Xiaomi saw the number increase by 13 percent to 11.2 million units in the fourth quarter while annual shipments saw a steady rise from 41 million units in 2018 to 42.9 million units. Samsung, while being at number two, saw a year-on-year decline of seven percent to 8.1 million units in the fourth quarter. The company’s gross estimated shipment of 32.3 million units in that of 2019 was slightly inferior to the 35.4 million units that it has managed in 2018. Another Chinese company in Vivo is placed takes the third spot, as it saw its year-on-year increase of 69 percent to seven million units in the fourth quarter, while annual shipments increased a massive 72 percent – to that of 24.7 million units. Realme was ranked fourth, as its shipments sky-rocketed up to 268 percent.
Oppo too became part of the top five list, as the managed to round it all off by attaining the fifth spot, with a total shipment of 4.5 million units in the fourth quarter – an increase of 42 percent year-on-year. Apple too managed to do the best it has ever done in the subcontinental country, as the company managed to achieve a year-on-year growth rate of 200 percent, while its shipments in the fourth quarter were in and around the 925,000 units mark.