iPhone 7 beats out Samsung Galaxy S8 to become the best-selling smartphone
Samsung tried very hard but the top spot still went to Apple.
Strategic Analytics, a research and data analysis group, has released a report detailing the best-selling smartphones of 2017’s second quarter. Overall, 360.4 million smartphone units were sold worldwide but it is interesting to note the dynamics of two of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers. Apple took not just the first two spots but also edged out Samsung by a huge margin in terms of sales. Apple’s iPhone 7 took the top spot having sold 16.9 million units worldwide with a market share of 4.7%. In the second spot was iPhone 7 Plus with 15.1 million sales and a 4.2% market share.
|Smartphone||Unit Sales||Market Share|
|Apple iPhone 7||16.9 million||4.70%|
|Apple iPhone 7 Plus||15.1 million||4.20%|
|Samsung Galaxy S8||10.2 million||2.80%|
|Samsung Galaxy S8+||9.0 million||2.50%|
|Xiaomi Redmi 4A||5.5 million||1.50%|
Samsung Galaxy S8 clinched the spot for the best-selling Android smartphone, despite being 6.7 million behind iPhone 7 in terms of unit sales. Galaxy S8+ was not far behind with 9 million in sales. An interesting thing to note here is that, even though Samsung is top smartphone manufacturer in the world right now, it could not beat Apple in terms of sales for its flagship phone for 2017.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A has also crept into the top 5 with its Redmi 4A selling 5.5 million units worldwide.
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Source – Strategy Analytics