Xiaomi might catch Samsung soon in India to become the biggest smartphone vendor

- Adrian Ungureanu

Samsung reign might end soon in the Indian market as the latest reports revealed that Xiaomi is closing fast on the market leader, in Q2 2017.

The Chinese company has been growing in the past few years in India and last year it became the second biggest smartphone vendor in the country, but it seem to be running for the leadership.

Samsung is leading the Indian smartphone market with 25 percent share. However, Xiaomi is a major threat for Samsung as the Chinese firm shipped with 4.8 million smartphones which is four times more than the units it had shipped in the same quarter in the previous year.

Vivo and OPPO are the two Chinese smartphone brands that are rapidly increasing their smartphone market share in the country. Both the companies have been aggressively marketing their products offline. Vivo which is now in the third position had shipped with 3.4 million smartphones in Q2 this year. OPPO moved on to fourth position by taking over Lenovo that is now sitting on the fifth with 1.9 million smartphone shipments in Q2.