Apple has a 66% share of the high end smartphone market in India

Apple had a 66% share of the high end smartphone market in India as of October, as shipments of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus outdid those of Samsung Galaxy S7 and other variants, according to new data from Counterpoint Research — as noted by the Economic Times. Samsung had a 23% share, notes the research group.

Meanwhile, Google captured a 10% share of the premium smartphone segment in India after what analysts said was a strong initial showing with its Pixel, which took advantage of the absence of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 in the market.

Google shipped 33,000 units of Pixel to India as of October end, becoming the number three player for the month in the segment where the smartphone costs Rs 30,000 or more, notes Counterpoint Research. Apple has trumped Samsung to capture the top position in this segment.