According to a recent report by IDC, India’s smartphone shipments declined from 36.8 million units in the second quarter of 2019 to 18.2 million units in the second quarter of 2020, registering a steep YoY decline of 50.6 per cent.

Nonetheless, IDC expects the market to show signs of recovery in the second half of 2020.

The Indian smartphone market was led by Xiaomi with a 29.4 per cent market share, followed by Samsung and Vivo with 26.3 per cent and 17.5 per cent market share, respectively.

Though Xiaomi’s overall shipments volume recorded a YoY decline of 48.7 per cent, it posted shipments volume of 5.4 million units in the second quarter of 2020.

Meanwhile, Samsung overtook Vivo to secure the second position in the market and registered shipments of 4.8 million units, even as its shipments fell by a 48.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2020.

Vivo registered shipments of 3.2 million units, recording a YoY decline of 42.9 per cent during the period under consideration.

Realme stood at the fourth spot as it shipped 1.78 million units in the second quarter of 2020, recording a YoY decline of 37 per cent.

Oppo, on the other hand, held the fifth position witnessing a YoY decline of 51.0 per cent to 1.76 million units in the second quarter of 2020.