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Chinese brands crushing it: Xiaomi India sales ride high on smartphone wave

India's holiday quarter saw Chinese brands take up all the top five behind, reports Tech In Asia

Steven Millward l Tech In Asia 

India saw a record high 109.1 million smartphones shipped in 2016 – up from 102.7 million in 2015 – as consumers continued their rapid changeover from flip phones to smartphones, shows data from IDC. However, those old flip phones outshone smartphones, with 136.1 million shipped last year. That defied analysts’ predictions that 2016 would be the year smartphones took over. This is the final standing: 1st: Samsung, 24.8 percent share of new smartphone shipments 2nd: Lenovo and Motorola, 14.8 percent 3rd: Micromax, 8.8 percent 4th: Reliance Jio, 7.1 percent 5th: ...

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First Published: Wed, February 15 2017. 14:20 IST
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