IDC this week released its third-quarter 2019 India Market Smart Machine Stakes, which runs from July to September. India’s total number of smart machines shipped 46.6 million units, an increase of 9.3% year-on-year, the momentum is encouraging. On the manufacturers’ side, Xiaomi led the way with 12.6 million units, up 8.5 percent year-on-year and 27.1 percent, while Samsung shipped 8.8 million units, down 8.5 percent year-on-year and down 18.9 percent.
Vivo, Realme and OPPO all performed strongly, with new brands realme showing a 401 per cent jump, thanks to the market performance of its C2/3/5 high-priced handsets.
Statistics also show that in the current quarter, 14,000 rupees (about 1,373 yuan) of cheap mobile phones accounted for 80% of shipments, only 1% of users will buy 35,000 rupees (about 3,433 yuan) or more of mobile phones. Apple’s share is as high as 51.3 percent in the 14,000-35,000 rupee range.