The year 2018 ended with just two companies together controlling around 50 percent share of the India smartphone market – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi and South Korean giant Samsung, according to IDC data.
Xiaomi surpassed Samsung to become the market leader in 2018 with 28.9 percent share in the Indian smartphone market which shipped 142.3 million units last year, according to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report. Samsung came second with 22.4 percent share.
In 2018, Vivo (14.2 per cent), OPPO (10.2 per cent) and Transsion (6.4 per cent) were the other three brands that found a place in the list of top five smartphone brands in the country. Except Samsung, four of the five smartphone brands are based in China.