Samsung was trying to regain the top position among the list of the best smartphones since 2017. Vivo Surpasses Samsung Becomes Second Largest Smartphone BrandSamsung was battling with the Chinese company Xiaomi.
Vivo Surpasses Samsung Becomes Second Largest Smartphone Brand:
Now Samsung has got another competitor to compete with. Samsung has another competitor to worry about. On the other hand, Vivo has surpassed Samsung and has gained the second position in the list. In the first quarter of the year 2020, Vivo has gained the second position in the list of largest smartphone vendor in India.
As per a new report by Canalys, Vivo has witnessed a 50% increase in shipments which helped the company to gain a 19.9% market share and secure the second position in the list of largest smartphone vendors in India.
Vivo Shipped 6.7 Million Shipments In India:
According to reports, Vivo has shipped 6.7 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2020, which is in the month of January to March. Whereas Samsung has shipped 6.3 million smartphones in the same quarter. Samsung has witnessed a decline in shipment by 14%. This has slipped the company to third place.
Also, the market share of Samsung, which was 18.9% has declined to 13.7%. Apart from Vivo, Realme turned out to be another big gainer on the list. The company’s year-to-year shipments increased to 200% and Realme retained the fourth position comfortably.
Xiaomi On Top Of The List Of Shipment:
Vivo Surpasses Samsung Becomes Second Largest Smartphone Brand. Xiaomi has surpassed Samsung in the first quarter of 2017. Since then Xiaomi became the largest smartphone company in India. Xiaomi has shipped 10.3 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2020. Thus Xiaomi has acquired a market share of 30.6% with a market growth of 8.4%.
Smartphone Vendors To Get Decline In Sales:
The lockdown period announced by the government to combat COVID-19 will trouble smartphone vendors in India. As Smartphones do not come under essentials items, both online and offline sales of Smartphones are restricted in India until May 03, 2020.