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Vivo topples Samsung in India

FE Online Desk | Published: May 05, 2020 22:28:02

Vivo topples Samsung in India

Vivo has overtaken Samsung in smartphone sales. Vivo has achieved this milestone in the Indian market in the first three months of this year despite the impact of the coronavirus situation.

International technology market analyst firm Canalys recently released the data. According to this Singapore-based company, Vivo takes 19.9 percent of the Indian mobile phone market as of March this year where Samsung has a 18.9 percent market share. In these three months, 67 lakh (6.7 million) Vivo phones have been sold which was 45 lakh (4.5 million) last year. From January to March last year, Samsung had sold of 73 lakh (7.3 million) which has decreased to 63 lakh (6.3 million) this year.


In terms of sales, Xiaomi is now at the top of the Indian market. However, the annual growth rate of Xiaomi phone sales is 8.4 percent, while the sales rate of Vivo phones is moving forward at a fast pace with 48.9 percent, said a statement.


Vivo Bangladesh said, Vivo always gives importance to the needs of the customers, that’s why they emphasize technology improvement. At the same time, they kept it affordable for the customers. That is the reason behind their success in India. Sales of Vivo phones are also increasing rapidly in Bangladesh. Going ahead in the Indian market will be an inspiration for the Bangladeshi market.


During the COVID-19 crisis, Vivo is managing its services through the hotline. Online sales are going on. The warranty period has also been extended for the convenience of the customers.


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