TECH UPDATE : Covid-19 - Indian smartphone market fell by 13 percent in April-June quarter but Xiaomi profited


According to research firm Canalys, smartphone shipments declined 13 percent to 32.4 million units in the April-June quarter this year compared to the previous quarter amid the second wave of the Kovid-19 pandemic in India. However, the smartphone shipments registered a growth of 87 percent as compared to the same period a year ago, the report said. Significantly, due to the strict lockdown in the April-June 2020 quarter, the business was almost completely closed for two months.

In the June 2021 quarter, Xiaomi was at the top with 29 percent market share (shipment of 9.5 million units), followed by Samsung with 17 percent (5.5 million) and Vivo (5.4 million) at the third position. According to the report, Reality ranked fourth and Oppo at fifth place.

Let us tell you that a few days ago, in a report by Canalys, it was said that Xiaomi has now become the second-largest smartphone maker in the world. Xiaomi has achieved this place, leaving Apple behind, although it is a loss for Xiaomi because earlier Xiaomi was at the first position. It has been said in the report that in the second quarter of 2021, Xiaomi has come at number two.

This is the first time that Xiaomi has accounted for 17 percent of the global smartphone shipments. This is an increase of three percent compared to the first quarter. Global smartphone shipments have seen an overall increase of 12 percent. In smartphone shipments, Samsung has claimed the number crown with a 19 percent market share. At the same time, Apple has reached number three with a 14 percent share.