Vivo Passes Samsung in India Smartphone Shipments in Q1, Xiaomi Retains Top Spot: Canalys

Matthew N. Henry

Vivo has delivered additional smartphones than Samsung in the initially quarter of 2020, as per market research agency Canalys. With this, the Chinese smartphone maker climbed to the second place for the initially time with a market share of 19.nine %, when Samsung is now in 3rd place with a market share of just about 18.nine %. The prime place is retained by Xiaomi which delivered approximately ten.three million smartphones (with a market share of 30.6 %) in the initially quarter of 2020. In the meantime, India’s general smartphone shipments had been up by just about twelve % calendar year-on-calendar year in this quarter, inspite of the impression of a nationwide lockdown owing to the novel coronavirus in the closing week of March.

The information was offered by Canalys, which in a report also offered the calendar year-on-calendar year information. In accordance to the report, the prime 5 smartphone suppliers in conditions of shipment in India in the past quarter had been Xiaomi, Vivo, Samsung, Realme, and Oppo.

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Canalys reveals Q1 2020 smartphone shipment information
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As per the to the report, Xiaomi delivered just about ten.three million smartphones in the Q1 2020 towards the nine.5 million models in the very same quarter very last calendar year. Irrespective of the marginal progress (8.four %) in shipments, Xiaomi’s market share fell from 31.four % in Q1 2019 to 30.6 % in Q1 2020.

The massive winner in this quarter is Vivo whose smartphone shipments in the initially quarter of 2020 grew forty eight.nine % from four.5 million in the very same quarter very last calendar year to 6.7 million. Also, in the initially quarter of 2020, Vivo experienced a market share of 19.nine %. Speaking additional on Vivo’s most current feat, Canalys Analyst Madhumita Chaudhary said that the progress in shipments is mainly attributed to the “prepared stockpiles ahead of the higher-profile Indian Leading League (IPL).” The firm is IPL’s title sponsor till 2022. Chaudhary cautioned that as IPL is postponed owing to the coronavirus lockdown, “Vivo will battle to see a fast provide-via when the lockdown lifts.”

Samsung delivered 6.three million smartphones in India in Q1 2020, Canalys said, down thirteen.7 % from 7.three million smartphones in the very same quarter very last calendar year. Right after the Samsung, Realme and Oppo secured the fourth and the fifth place, respectively. In accordance to the report, Realme’s calendar year-on-calendar year shipment grew by just about 200 % (to three.nine million smartphones) when Oppo’s calendar year-on-calendar year shipment rose by 22.four % (to three.5 million smartphones).

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