Rajiv is based out of Delhi-NCR and writes stories on startups, corporates, entrepreneurs of all kinds, and yes, marketing and advertising world. His ‘historic feats’ include graduation in history from Hansraj College, master's in medieval Indian history from Delhi University, and PG diploma in journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Another forgettable achievement was spending over a decade at The Economic Times as his maiden job. For the first seven years, he learnt the craft on the desk, and the remaining years were spent unlearning and writing for Brand Equity and ET Magazine. What keeps him going, and alive, apart from stories is the heavenly music of immortal legend RD Burman.
It’s rare to have two market research reports having almost the same conclusion. While Canalys declared Samsung and Xiaomi as joint winners in its latest smartphone second quarter data for India, Counterpoint Research gave the gold medal to the South Korean biggie.
Samsung, according to Counterpoint, pipped Xiaomi to reclaim the crown by just 1 percent.
While Samsung’s 29 percent and Xiaomi’s 28 percent market share, respectively, might suggest that the gap is just 1 percent, what it doesn’t reveal is that the fight between them is 100 percent. “Samsung is hitting back,” says Canalys analyst TuanAnh Nguyen.