Samsung breaks Xiaomi’s three-year streak to top the Indian smartphone market Samsung logo

As India slowly gets back up on its feet post the lockdown, the smartphone segment has shown one of the strongest rebounds. A new report states that Samsung has captured the pole position in the market, ending Xiaomi’s spree of three years.

Counterpoint Research has published its smartphone shipments report for the third quarter of 2020, revealing how interesting trends in the country. Q3 was also the quarter that saw the highest-ever smartphone shipments, growing by 9% YoY. This seasonal rush is likely due to the upcoming festive season

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The biggest talking point is Samsung finally pipping Xiaomi to lead the market with a 24% share. At a 23% share, this is the first time since Q3 2018 that Xiaomi registered a decline. This fall can be attributed to the manufacturing constraints caused due to supply chain disruptions, making it unable to match the demand. Counterpoint suggests that Xiaomi will come back strongly in Q4.