Caixin
Caixin Global – Latest China News & Headlines

Home >

ABOUT US

CX Tech is Caixin Global's real-time tech news portal, featuring 24-hour news, short-form analysis, and roundups from business and tech media in China.

LATEST
Tencent Reportedly Negotiating Risk-Mitigation Measures to Retain U.S. Gaming Investments
Foxconn to Set Up Chipmaking Joint Venture with Yageo
Excluding Chinese Vendors from Indian 5G Trials Will Hold Back Development, Diplomat Says
Alibaba-Backed MYBank Eyes Deeper Penetration Into Under-Banked Rural China
Vivo and Oppo Claim Top Two Spots in China Smartphone Market as Huawei Falls
U.S. Urges TSMC to Prioritize Supplies to American Carmakers Grappling with Global Chip Shortage
Indonesian Ride-Hailing Unicorn Gojek Aims to Go All Electric by 2030
Tencent-Backed Insurtech Firm Waterdrop Aims to Raise up to $360 Million in U.S. IPO
Which Money-Losing Electric-Car Makers Have Tied Up With Huawei?
Video Platform Bilibili to Buy Stake in Mobile-Game Maker CMGE to Boost Content
Baidu to Roll Out Driverless Robotaxis in Beijing in May
Tesla Challenger Nio Shrinks Losses as Sales Surge
Trending in China: A Beijing Bureaucrat Worked as Delivery Driver for a Day and Earned Just $6
Fjord Focus: Why Are Chinese Electric-Car Makers Flocking to Norway?
Alibaba Has Big Plans for Taobao’s Livestreaming Hawking Business
Xiaomi Extends Reign as India’s Smartphone King Despite Slipping Market Share
Self-Driving Truck Startup Plus to Develop Natural Gas-Powered Vehicle With U.S. Engine-Maker
China’s Origin Space Launches Prototype to See How Well It Cleans Up Space Junk
Trending in China: Is Bubble Tea for Tesla Really Such a Bad PR Effort?
TikTok to Set Up European Transparency Center to Ease Data Security Concerns
Chinese Smartphone Brand Outstrips Samsung’s Q1 Sales to India

By Ding Yi / Apr 28, 2020 11:54 AM / World

Photo: VCG

Photo: VCG

Chinese smartphone-maker Vivo shipped more handsets to India than Samsung to become the country’s second-largest smartphone vendor in the first quarter of 2020, catching up with its Chinese peer Xiaomi, which was still the top dog in the South Asian country.

For the three months through March, Vivo grew its smartphone shipments by nearly 50% to 6.7 million units in India, giving it a market share of 19.9%, according to statistics provided by research firm Canalys.

Canalys analyst Madhumita Chaudhary attributed Vivo’s shipment growth to the “planned stockpiles ahead of the high-profile Indian Premier League,” the country’s flagship cricket tournament of which Vivo is a main sponsor.

However, following the league’s postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, Vivo will find it harder to achieve its expected sell-through to consumers even if the lockdown is lifted, Chaudhary predicted.

In the first quarter of the year, Xiaomi controlled 30.6% of the Indian smartphone market. South Korean giant Samsung came in third, seeing its market share shrinking to 18.9% from 24.4% in the same period of last year.

Chinese brands Realme and Oppo ranked fourth and fifth with respective market shares of 11.7% and 10.4%, according to Canalys. That means Chinese companies made up four of India’s five top smartphone brands.

Vivo, Realme and Oppo are all under the control of Guangdong-based conglomerate BBK Electronics.

Contact reporter Ding Yi (yiding@caixin.com)

Related: Xiaomi Still Top Dog in Indian Smartphone Market in Fourth Quarter 2019


Share this article
Open WeChat and scan the QR code