Samsung aims for stronger presence in India with 2018 Galaxy A8+

Samsung Electronics is working to strengthen its presence in India’s smartphone market after losing the No. 1 spot in the country to Chinese phone maker Xiaomi in 2017.

According to data from Counterpoint Research, Xiaomi overtook Samsung for the first time in smartphone market share in the fourth quarter of 2017, ending Samsung’s six-year run in the top spot.

Counterpoint Research put Xiaomi’s market share in the last quarter at 25 percent, and Samsung’s at 23 percent. The surge for Xiaomi came later in the year. For the cumulative year, Samsung stayed ahead with 24 percent of market share compared to Xiaomi’s 19 percent.

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