iPhone X was the bestselling smartphone of Q1 2018, a Strategy Analytics report has claimed. Apple had an ideal outing in the quarter, with the iPhone eight and that iPhone eight Plus – smartphones that have been launched alongside the iPhone X final September – coming in at second and third, respectively. The Cupertino firm rounded off the highest 4 with the iPhone 7, and the one Android smartphone in the highest 5 is remarkably Xiaomi’s entry-level smartphone – the Redmi 5A.
Strategy Analytics in its report says the iPhone X captured 5 % of the worldwide smartphone market in Q1 2018, with 16 million models shipped. Apple shipped 12.5 million iPhone eight models, which had a three.6 % share of the market, adopted by the iPhone eight Plus’ eight.three million models, and a couple of.four % share. The iPhone 7 noticed 5.6 million models shipped, a fall from its report 21.5 million models in Q1 2017.
“For the second quarter running, the iPhone X remains the world’s most popular smartphone model overall, due to a blend of good design, sophisticated camera, extensive apps, and widespread retail presence for the device,” mentioned Juha Winter, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics. “Apple has now shifted almost 50 million iPhone X units worldwide since commercial launch in November 2017.”
Coming to the primary Android contender in Strategy Analytics’ Q1 2018 international smartphone shipments report, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A noticed 5.four million models shipped, marginally behind the iPhone 7. The entry-level smartphone was launched in China final October, and dropped at India in November. As an introductory supply for the primary 5 million models in India, the smartphone’s base mannequin (2GB RAM/ 16GB storage) had a Rs. 1,000 low cost, bringing its value all the way down to Rs. four,999. It ended the introductory value supply in March.
“Xiaomi has become wildly popular across India and China,” mentioned Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics. “Xiaomi is selling a huge volume of smartphones through online channels, with key retail partners including Flipkart and JD.”
The Strategy Analytics report reveals solely the highest six fashions in phrases of international smartphone shipments, saying they accounted for 1 in 7 of all smartphones shipped in the quarter. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ took the final spot in its record. The Samsung Galaxy S-Series flagship shipped 5.three million models, simply behind Xiaomi’s finances providing, claiming 1.5 % of the worldwide smartphone market. However, not all is doom and gloom for Samsung’s flagships, with the market analysis agency predicting the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus would change into the top-selling Android smartphone in Q2 2018.
Woody Oh, Director at Strategy Analytics, mentioned, “Samsung’s new flagships, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, only started shipping toward the end of the first quarter, but shipments are already off to a very good start. The S9 Plus delivers an attractive, bezel-less, curved-screen design, a rich portfolio of software apps, and best-in-class retail distribution across dozens of countries. We expect the Galaxy S9+ to become the best-selling Android smartphone globally in the second quarter of 2018.”
Other producers made up 84.6 % of the 345.four million market, delivery 292.three models over the quarter. Global smartphone shipments fell year-on-year, from 353.eight million models the earlier yr.
Adapted From: Gadgets360