India beats US as 2nd largest smartphone market in 2019

India has surpassed the US for the first time to become the world’s second-largest smartphone market in 2019, a report by Counterpoint Research said. India’s shipments reached 158 million units in 2019 registering a 7% year-on-year growth. In 2019, Xiaomi continued to be the top brand with 28% market share in India with Samsung at second with a 21% share.