As per Canalys, a technology market analyst firm, Xiaomi held its number one position in smartphone market share for the straight eighth consecutive quarter. In Q2 2019, Xiaomi shipped 10.3 million devices with a 31% market share. Samsung’s market share declined in the same quarter against 2018 to 22% from 30%. On the other hand, vivo registered a strong growth of 5.8 million smartphones increasing its market share to 18% up from 10% a year ago.
Oppo and Realme were 4th and 5th in the list respectively. vivo gained its position, thanks to the sale of 1.5 million units of vivo Y17 and vivo Y91. These top 5 manufacturers account for 88% of the total smartphone market share against 80% a year ago. This comes on the backdrop of a decline of 0.5% in smartphone shipments in Q2 2019. All the Chinese manufacturers command their share in smartphones from Rs.7,500 to Rs.15,000 where they offer value-for-money phones with good features and hardware specifications. Samsung also has launched its M-series phones targeted at millennials that offer a good set of value for the price. It seems that this is not enough for Samsung as it is the only manufacturer in the list whose device shipments have declined.