India has quickly become ground zero for the smartphone wars.

Last year, the country surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s No.

1 smartphone market, and manufacturers are falling over themselves to plant a flag.

Samsung and Xiaomi have been the two biggest winners in recent quarters, battling it out for the top spot.

Earlier this year, the latter edged out the former, but the battle has remained neck and neck for the huge — and growing — market.

According to new numbers from Canalys, both companies shipped 9.9 million smartphones for Q2 2018.

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