According to a market research firm IDC, Samsung sold about 7.9 million smartphones from the period of January to March which accounts for a market share of 22.8%. Whiles Samsung US rival Apple falls on the second place with 14.9% market share.
The company stopped the production of the smartphone following reports of the devices catching fire while charging.
Also, Huawei Technologies, Oppo, and Vivo followed Apple and Samsung in the top five, with a combined market share of 22.4% in the first quarter this year, up from 18.7% tallied a year earlier.
Huawei led the pack with a 9.8% market share during the same period, nearly posting a double-digit market share, the data showed.
Oppo followed with a 7.4% market share and Vivo with 5.4%, according to the data.
Pre-orders for its new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have reached 80,000 units within a week of the launch in India and are expected to hit 150,000 units by the end of this month.