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China’s smartphones dominate the Indian market

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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