Earlier this year in January, a report from market intelligence firm IDC revealed that Xiaomi and Samsung saw significant growth in market share in India, backed by devices in the Redmi Note and Galaxy A series. At the time, a Xiaomi spokesperson had revealed that the company had managed to sell over one million Redmi Note 8 series devices within a month of its launch in the country. Later that month, a different report from Counterpoint Research revealed that the Indian market itself saw an overall growth of 7% YoY thanks to the expansion of Chinese brands and their aggressive pricing strategies. If you’ve been keeping a close eye on the smartphone market in general, you’d know that India is the fastest-growing smartphone market worldwide and this has had a significant effect on the global sales figures of brands operating in the country, especially Xiaomi.
As per a recent report from Canalys, Samsung’s Galaxy A10 was the best selling Andriod smartphone in 2019, taking the third spot overall behind the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11. Three more devices from the company, including the Galaxy A50, Galaxy A20, and the Galaxy S10+, managed to secure a spot in the top 10 global smartphone list for 2019, taking the fourth, fifth, and tenth spot, respectively. The top 10 list for 2019 overall was dominated by Apple and Samsung, but Chinese OEM Xiaomi managed to make a dent with its Redmi Note 7. The budget device from Xiaomi took the sixth spot on the list, which is definitely quite commendable for the company as it currently only operates a select few regions around the world.
Xiaomi had a better showing in the global top 10 smartphones in Q4 2019 list, however, with two smartphones making the cut. The Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro, which are both budget devices, managed to secure the sixth and the tenth spot on the list. As with the overall list for 2019, Samsung and Apple dominated sales in Q4 2019, with Apple taking all the top five spots with its iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 8, respectively. While the Samsung Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20s, and the Galaxy A30s, managed to secure the seventh, eighth, and ninth spot. As of now, Canalys has not published the full report which is expected to include more insights about smartphone sales in 2019. The aforementioned information is just an excerpt from the report that was shared by Xiaomi via email.
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