India’s market has become another battlefield for China’s mobile phone manufacturers. The second largest market after China showed 36 million units of smartphone sales, a 7% increase YoY. Four of China’s companies are putting greater pressure on Samsung, according to an Indian smartphone market third-quarter report released by Yonhap news agency on Sunday.

The report shows that Samsung mobile phone is still veteran in India market taking the first place, with a third-quarter share of 26%. Chinese player Xiaomi ranked second with its share increasing to 25%. In the second quarter of this year, Samsung had a market share of 21.2%, while Xiaomi recorded only 15.6%.

Three other Chinese companies monopolized the other positions in the top five. Vivo had 10%, OPPO 9%, while Lenovo’s market share fell to 7%.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com