Samsung ends Xiaomi’s six-month reign as India’s top smartphone brand

Samsung ends Xiaomi’s six-month reign as India’s top smartphone brand

2018-08-02T16:32:25+00:00 On

Samsung overtook Chinese challenger Xiaomi to retake the crown of India’s top smartphone brand in April-June period, according to market tracker CMR, even as Reliance Retail emerged as India’s biggest smartphone maker. A week ago, Counterpoint Research too had come to the…

REVIEW: Oppo RealMe 1 beats Redmi Note 5 Pro as King of Mid-Range

REVIEW: Oppo RealMe 1 beats Redmi Note 5 Pro as King of Mid-Range

2018-07-08T10:35:13+00:00 On

China-based Xiaomi, India’s No.1 smartphone brand, has been forced to start an aggressive TV campaign after its biggest rival, BBK Electronics, introduced its own no-frills handset RealMe 1. With this, BBK Electronics — which owns brands such as Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus…

CMR calls OnePlus 6 “finest Android smartphone out there”

CMR calls OnePlus 6 “finest Android smartphone out there”

2018-06-08T13:37:21+00:00 On

Market research firm CyberMedia Research has called the OnePlus 6, the latest smartphone from the eponymous Chinese start-up, the ‘finest Android smartphone out there today’. In a note trying to explain the success of the Chinese company in markets like India, Prabhu…

Xiaomi outsells Samsung 2:1 in India’s largest smartphone market

Xiaomi outsells Samsung 2:1 in India’s largest smartphone market

2018-03-09T08:39:15+00:00 On

Xiaomi, the Chinese brand, sold 2 smartphones for every smartphone sold by Samsung in Maharashtra — one of the most urbanized states in India, according to market research firm CMR. The numbers are a cause for worry for Samsung as they indicate…

Will Reliance Jio launch Rs 199 plan with 1 GB per day for 28 days?

Will Reliance Jio launch Rs 199 plan with 1 GB per day for 28 days?

2017-11-30T19:19:05+00:00 On

A new plan being bundled with Xiaomi’s new affordable plan, Redmi 5A, suggests that Reliance Jio could soon launch its first monthly unlimited plan priced at Rs 199. The plan, valid for four weeks, will give 1 GB of data per day,…

Samsung loses title of India’s No.1 smartphone seller to Chinese vendor

Samsung loses title of India’s No.1 smartphone seller to Chinese vendor

2017-08-24T10:59:56+00:00 On

China’s BBK Electronics, which sells its smartphones under brands such as Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus, has emerged as the top smartphone seller in India, dislodging Samsung which had been on top for six years. Samsung, however, continues to be the top feature-phone…

Xiaomi at No.2, overtakes Vivo, Oppo in Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi at No.2, overtakes Vivo, Oppo in Indian smartphone market

2017-05-19T15:42:29+00:00 On

Xiaomi has emerged as the second biggest smartphone brand in India after Samsung as its smash hit Redmi Note 4 broke sales records, according to market share numbers for the first three months of the year. The numbers also revealed that for…

Redmi 4: Has Xiaomi forgotten the value-for-money proposition?

Redmi 4: Has Xiaomi forgotten the value-for-money proposition?

2017-05-16T13:55:50+00:00 On

Xiaomi today launched the Redmi 4 — its ‘entry level’ model with a 5-inch display, but a deeper look at the phone’s pricing reveals that the company may be moving away from its initial positioning as a value for money brand. At first glance,…

LENOVO K7 NOTE, with Snapdragon 625, to take on Redmi Note 4 in India

LENOVO K7 NOTE, with Snapdragon 625, to take on Redmi Note 4 in India

2017-03-03T07:35:14+00:00 On

Two months after the launch of its latest mid-range phone, the Lenovo K6 Note, the Chinese smartphone brand is ready to unveil its next mid range model and the competitor to the successful Redmi Note 4 “Something more noteworthy is coming soon,”…

ViVo, Oppo, Xiaomi need cheaper smartphone models to grow in India in 2017

ViVo, Oppo, Xiaomi need cheaper smartphone models to grow in India in 2017

2017-03-03T07:35:15+00:00 On

China’s LOVE brands — Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi — will have to introduce cheaper models in 2017 to continue their strong growth in India, CyberMedia Research said in a report. The reason? India’s replacement and upgrade market — Rs 10,000-13,000 —…

Redmi Note 4 sets new record with 2.5 lakh phones sold in 1 flash sale

Redmi Note 4 sets new record with 2.5 lakh phones sold in 1 flash sale

2017-03-03T07:35:15+00:00 On

Redmi Note 4, this year’s successor to the most popular phone of 2016, has got off to an unbelievable start. The Chinese company sold a whopping 2.5 lakh (250,000) phones in the first flash sale itself, and that too in under 10…