Canalys: drop in smartphone shipments in India for the third consecutive quarter

According to the latest Canalys report, a total of 36.4 million smartphones were shipped to India during the April-June period. The figure represents a drop of five percentage points from the 38 million units shipped in the first quarter. This is the third consecutive quarter of declining deliveries.

Chinese vendors accounted for 76% of all smartphone shipments in India for the period, with Xiaomi leading the way with 7 million shipments and a 19% market share. Samsung shipped 6.7 million devices and came second in market share at 18%. The top three were completed by realme which handled 6.1 million shipments and a 17% market share. The other two brands in the top five were vivo (6 million shipments) and Oppo (5.5 million) with 16% and 15% market share respectively. Indian Smartphone Shipments and YoY Growth Supplier Q2 2022 shipments (million) Q2 2022 market share Q2 2021 shipments (million) Q2 2021 market share YoY growth Xiaomi 7.0 19% 9.5 29% -26% Samsung 6.7 18% 5.5 17% + 23% Realme

Notes: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding Source: Canalys Smartphone Analysis (sell-in expeditions), July 2022 Lower demand during this quarter was due to inflation levels which have changed consumer consumption habits and demand for smartphones. Brands like Xiaomi, vivo and Oppo were also under fire for tax evasion and money laundering investigations.

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