May 18, 2017 11:01 AM EDT
An international market research analyst firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), revealed their statistical report for first quarter of 2017. This quarterly report is based on Mobile Phone Tracker, which claimed that Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 was the highest shipped Smartphone in Indian market.
Beside this, IDC also reported that 27-million Smartphones were shipped in India with a healthy 14.8% market growth in Q1 2017. As per a report, Samsung maintains the leadership position in Indian Smartphone market with 16.9 percent sequential growth. With this, Xiaomi has secured the second spot with 14.2 percent market share and remaining positions followed by Vivo, Lenovo, and Oppo.
According to Gadgets360, The Chinese handset vendor Xiaomi is continuing their journey in India since fourth-quarter of 2016. However, a detailed shipment analysis informed that Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 replaced Samsung Galaxy J2, which held the top position in Q4 2016.
This is the first time when a China-based Smartphone company leads the highest product shipment in the Indian market, informed by IDC. Though Samsung keeps their lead position with multiple production launches in Q1 2017 including J2 series, C9, and A-series. But most noticeably, Xiaomi manage their 2nd place in Indian Smartphone market with only the latest Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A models.
In this regard, IDC find out some new trends in Indian market which is increasing the dominance of China-based vendor, Xiaomi. Regarding this, IDC initially pointed that, the Average selling price of Smartphone has increased from US$131 in Q1 2016 to US$155 in Q1 2017. Among this, around two-third Smartphones sold by China-based vendors are in the price range of US$100-U$200 in India.
In addition, IDC informed that the price range of less than $100 to $200 is the most demanding budget for the Indian market. That's why the product between these ranges is contributing almost half of Smartphone shipments in Q1 2017. However, from other statistical data, IDC informed that 94.5 percent Smartphones shipped were 4G-enabled in Q1 2017. Among these, roughly 5 out of 10 Smartphones shipped in Q1 2017 had 13-megapixel and more as a primary or rear camera.