Xiaomi and Samsung continue to argue, who from them the leader in the smartphone market of India
Back in November we reported that Xiaomi and Samsung have the same share in the smartphone market of India.
In late January, analyst firm Canalys said that Xiaomi surpassed Samsung in the smartphone market of India for the results in the fourth quarter. Samsung immediately said that this data is incorrect.
Another analytical company (IDC) has confirmed that Xiaomi surpassed Samsung in the fourth, and in the third quarter of last year, but at year end, the leader was Samsung with a share of 24.7% vs. 20.9% for Xiaomi. However, the arguments of the analysts are not satisfied with the Samsung. The South Korean company references the German research company GfK, claiming that took 45% of the Indian market in the fourth quarter.
Such a large discrepancy Samsung explains that GfK finds no shipments and actual sales. However, having sufficient experience, including multi-year tracking data on the supply of game consoles, collected by different companies (GfK, NPD, etc.), we dare to say that almost nobody ever considers actual sales. All take into account only the amount shipped by the manufacturer of the product to the stores.
Statement Samsung managed to comment on the head of Xiaomi India, Manu Jain (Manu Jain), who stated that Xiaomi only, not any other company, is today the fastest growing smartphone brand in the country. He also made an attack against Samsung, stating that Xiaomi, in contrast, no huge warehouses, where are the unsold stocks of products. He added that Xiaomi is very weak distribution network, and all manufactured or imported into the country, the smartphones immediately find their buyers.