BUSINESS IDC:Xiaomi, Samsung tied for first place in India's smartphone market

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IDC:Xiaomi, Samsung tied for first place in India's smartphone market

By Yuan Jirong | People’s Daily app

23:56, November 14, 2017

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An Indian Xiaomi user shows his phone to the journalist. (Photo: People's Daily)

New Delhi (People's Daily) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi shares the top slot with South Korea's Samsung in the Indian smartphone market in the third quarter of this year, each taking 24 percent of market shares, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) latest Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, reported India Time on November 14.

India Time said that the aggressive pricing made Xiaomi become a winner in selling devices. Compare to the past quarter, Xiaomi's shipments have doubled.

What's more, Indian smartphone market hit bright sales in the same quarter. Smartphone shipments in India reached new high of 39 million units, with a growth of 40 percent from previous quarter and accounting for 10 percent of the global smartphone shipments for the first time.

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