A little known fact is that Oppo and vivo are both subsidiaries of the same company, BBK Electronics (along with OnePlus), so if one were to count BBK's sales in total then it would be No.1 in China by far.
According to Canalys, Xiaomi had a share of about 14% of the shipments in India and that was about 4 million units in Q1 2017, and for the company, it was a 3% gain from the same period past year.
The fast growing smartphone market in India grew over 12% year on year in the first quarter of 2017 and is now being taken over by a number of Chinese smartphone brands. In Q4 2016, the tech giant Apple had replaced Samsung to become the numero uno player with 62% market share in comparison with 31% Samsung's market share due to the failure of the Galaxy Note 7 in the premium smartphone segment in India. Closing in Samsung was Xiaomi which shipped about 4 million units accounting for about 14 percent of total shipments in the first quarter of 2017. It's faced increased pressure from Huawei's Honor sub-brand on pricing, and from Oppo and vivo's relentless marketing.
Yet another positive development was the preference for high-end smartphones, as reflected in the increase in the average selling price. "Demonetization seems to have had no impact on it, as its target customer is young, Internet-enabled and primarily buys online".
Home-bred handset vendor Lava was the first to launch a 4G feature phone. OPPO has an extremely high annual growth of 55%, however, despite that, Huawei managed to reach back to the top once again.
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To this, the bench said, "the goal of the Aadhaar Act is different from that of section 139AA of the IT Act". The government had earlier said that fake PAN cards were being used to "divert funds" to shell firms.
Area unemployment rate falls
The rates declined because more people became employed as the labor force continued to grow and employers continued to add jobs. The number of metro Albany layoffs, as measured by initial claims for unemployment benefits, declined by 170, or 25.4 percent.
During the quarter, eight out of ten smartphones shipped supported a 5-inch or bigger display.
Micromax which had a near 18% vendor share in 2014 had dropped to 11.9% previous year. Speaking of the latter, Canalys analyst Lucio Chen says that the company shipped 9 million units from January through March.
In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei was leading the market, with Vivo in the second place Oppo gaining the fourth position, accounting for 43 per cent of the market.
However, with the introduction of the Goods and Service Tax (GST), analysts are anticipating "upheaval" in the smartphone market. "...those that react quickly to the new regulations will benefit", it noted.