Apple iPhone X was the bestselling smartphone globally in March, adopted by the iPhone eight Plus and first-timer Xiaomi Redmi 5A to spherical off the highest three bestselling units, a brand new report mentioned on Friday.
According to Counterpoint’s Market Pulse April Edition, Apple’s iPhone X (three.four % market share) dominated the entire first quarter in 2018 to be the highest smartphone.
iPhone eight Plus garnered 2.three % market share and Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A captured 1.eight %.
“Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A became the bestselling Android smartphone in March, a first for Xiaomi. Redmi 5A was also the third overall best-selling smartphone model in March,” mentioned the report.
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Oppo’s mid-segment smartphone A83 captured the 4th spot in the worldwide bestselling mannequin checklist.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ fashions pushed the corporate’s place in the bestselling mannequin checklist in March, capturing fifth and sixth spots respectively.
“Samsung Galaxy S9 series helped increase the company’s share in the ultra-premium segment. Samsung doubled its share in the premium-tier ($600-800), but faced tough competition in the mid and low-tier segments from Chinese OEMs (Oppo, Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi),” the report famous.
Xiaomi, Samsung, and Huawei’s Honor model helped drive the uptick in the $100-199 value band quantity, in numerous markets together with India and South-East Asia.
“These three brands captured almost half the $100-199 price band. We will likely see an uptick in mid-tier price band share after a marketing push from Oppo, Vivo, Huawei in their home market and in India,” mentioned the report.
Adapted From: Gadgets360