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India's love for Chinese smartphones boosts Flipkart, Amazon festive sales

Handsets from Oppo, Xiaomi big draw at annual sale

Flipkart said smartphones grabbed a 70% share of the overall online spending during the festival period this year.    © Reuters

MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Flipkart Internet and Amazon, India's top online retailers, saw their annual flagship festival sales surge last month, thanks to the growing Indian appetite for Chinese smartphones.

Flipkart, India's largest e-commerce company, saw its overall sales jump 90% in October mostly driven by demand for mobile phones, fashion, and accessories, a spokesperson for the company said Tuesday. Rival Amazon said smartphones continued to be its biggest sales category by value, driven by handsets across segments from China's Xiaomi and OnePlus as well as Apple.

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