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5 years on, Chinese smartphones blow Indian rivals out of the water

First time in a decade, the share of Indian brands has fallen below 10%

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Analyst firm TechArc predicts that Xiaomi, Realme and OnePlus will make further gains in 2019

Arnab Dutta New Delhi
From fringe players offering inexpensive phones to price-sensitive consumers, Chinese handset firms have risen to diz­zying heights, shedding their humble image to corner an unprecedented 60 per cent share of the smartphone market in 2018, routing Indian rivals. 

Data from Counterpoint Re­search shows, for the first time in a decade, the cumulative share of Indian brands has fallen below 10 per cent, from a high of 45 per cent in 2014. In 2018, not only were three out of every five smartphones sold here Chinese, only 9 per cent of all smartphones sold were made by local players.

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 3:08 AM IST

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