Redmi Note 7 Pro becomes best-selling smartphone of Q2 2019
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro has emerged as the best-selling smartphone in India for the second quarter of 2019, according to a new report by market research firm Counterpoint Research. The budget-friendly phone took the first spot with a total market share of 12.1%, as per Counterpoint's data. Meanwhile, Redmi 6A stood second, with a market share of 6.4%. Here's more.
With premium glass bodies, sharper displays, upgraded cameras, and better processors coming to mid-range devices, it is no surprise that the fastest-growing price segment in India lies between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 20,000. In fact, going by Counterpoint's figures, this segment witnessed a 26% growth in the second quarter of 2019 as compared to the same quarter last year.
Realme also offered a good fight to Xiaomi with its Realme C2 and Realme 3 taking the third and fourth places with 5.9% and 5.6% market share, respectively. The fifth spot was taken by Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 with 5% market share.
Further, Counterpoint observes that discounts offered by leading e-commerce platforms such as Flipkart and Amazon have led to an increase in smartphone shipments. The likes of Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme C2 propelled Flipkart's online growth by 45% year-on-year in the Q2 2019 while the Redmi 6A, Redmi 7, and the latest OnePlus 7-series helped Amazon's 'everything store' register 9% year-on-year growth.
While flash sales and discounts have spurred growth for online platforms, the increase in online smartphone shipments has affected offline sales. In Q2 this year, offline smartphone sales fell by 4%, according to Counterpoint Research.