In the past the US was the biggest market when it came to smartphones. However after various Chinese companies like Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, and so on started to get in on the smartphone business with affordable and value-for-money offerings, things started to shift and it eventually pushed the US down to second place.

However it seems that the US is having a hard time holding onto its position because in a new report from research firm Canalys (via TechCrunch), it looks like India has managed to overtake the US and is now the second largest smartphone market at the moment. The firm claims that India has managed to cross the 40 million mark in terms of smartphone shipments for the first time ever in Q3 2017.

Will India eventually catch up to China? We suppose it is possible, but right now China is said to be managing more than 110 million smartphones shipped per quarter, which is a little under three times that of what India has managed to accomplish, so if and when they do, it might take some time.

Ironically enough it appears that Chinese smartphones are the ones that are dominating in India, with Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, and Lenovo rounding up the top five brands, with Samsung still in the lead.

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