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But smartphone shipments in the market grew a healthy 18% on year in 2016 during which global smartphone market grew by a modest 3%, said the market research firm.
India market: China smartphone vendors account for 46% market share in 4Q16, says CounterpointSteve Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Thursday 26 January 2017]Smartphones shipped by China-based vendors accounted for 46% of smartphones sold in India in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from 14% a year earlier, according to data compiled by Counterpoint.
China-based brands, including Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi Technology and Lenovo continued to grow at the expense of Samsung Electronics and local India brands.
Vivo led China-based brands to capture a 10% share of India’s smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2016, followed by Xiaomi 9%, Lenovo (Motorola) 9% and Oppo 8%.
Factors including strong marketing and channel push, as well as better access to component supplies were credited for the robust growth enjoyed by China-based brands.
iPhone maker accused of attempting to undermine the smartphone market – Tech2
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A larger issue is with Qualcomm’s licensing model.
Apple’s lawsuit accuses Qualcomm of withholding $1 billion in promised rebates over Apple’s decision to cooperate with the KFTC.
Qualcomm is the world’s largest chipmaker and the bulk of its revenue comes from its licensing model.
Qualcomm’s tussle with Apple over licensing fees and other accusations of anti-competitive behaviour may have hurt Qualcomm’s revenue.
Samsung and Chinese brands utterly dominated India’s smartphone market in Q4 2016
India is in the midst of a revolution: the Chinese smartphone revolution.
Indeed, overall sales dropped by 25 percent year-on-year to reach 11.6 million devices in Q4 2016, the analyst firm claimed.
“In Q4 2015, Micromax, Intex and Lava took second, third and fifth place, accounting for almost 30 percent of the market.
That’s well above the global average of three percent, and that illustrates just why Chinese brands and even Apple, which is reportedly in talks to manufacture in India, are increasing their focus on the Indian smartphone market.
Indian brands, once dominant, saw their collective share shrink by more than half over the past year.