Last year, four of the top five smartphone brands in India came from China. Although political tensions between the two countries continue and New Delhi is keeping a close eye on Chinese tech companies, Chinese smartphone brands were able to gain an ever-stronger foothold in the Indian market last year. The biggest winner was Xiaomi, with a 258 percent growth in the premium smartphone segment (prices starting at $400). The Beijing-based company is the market leader with a market share of 24 percent, followed by Samsung with 18 percent. Vivo from Guangdong in southern China was the third-largest smartphone supplier with a total of 25.1 million shipped units and a market share of 15.6 percent, followed by the newcomers Realme and Oppo, also from China.
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