The first quarter was rich in the introduction of flagship Android smartphones. Examples are the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Samsung Galaxy S21. Nevertheless, the sale dominated the Apple iPhone 12 with the competing iOS operating system. The information was provided by the portal PhoneArena.
Only cheaper Android smartphones made it to the list of the best-selling smartphones
Statistics of smartphone sales for Q1 2021 were published by the analytical company Counterpoint Research. It confirms the strong demand for 5G smartphones, which were still in short supply in 2020 due to the coronavirus epidemic in several regions. The best-selling smartphone was Apple iPhone 12, whose sales accounted for 5% of the total number of smartphones sold.
Apple smartphones are also appearing in three other places. Specifically, these are the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11. The success of the American brand Apple is further undermined by the fact that its smartphones are among the most expensive on the market. Android smartphones, which have become among the top 10 best-selling, belong to the lower or middle class.
In fifth and sixth place are cheap smartphones from the Chinese company Xiaomi – Redmi 9A and Redmi 9. It also ranks eighth thanks to the middle class model Redmi Note 9. South Korean Samsung managed to take seventh place with a cheap smartphone Samsung Galaxy A12. In addition, it has representatives in the last two places of the ranking – Galaxy A21S and Galaxy A31.
Apple iPhone 12 smartphones accounted for a third of total smartphone sales
A slightly different situation is in the ranking, which shows the best smartphones according to the revenue from their sales. Not surprisingly, there are the most expensive smartphones on the market from Apple, Samsung and Huawei. The latter has only one representative in eighth place – Huawei Mate 40 Pro with a 2% share of all revenues. Total smartphone revenue by company CounterPoint exceeded $ 100 billion.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung reached the top ten with the Galaxy S21 series smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G ranks fifth, the Galaxy S21 5G seventh and the Galaxy S21 Plus 5G ninth. However, their sales together accounted for only 5% of all sales revenue. Apple is the most successful again. Not only did it take first place in the rankings, but sales of its Apple iPhone 12 series smartphones, Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone SE models accounted for an incredible 35% of all sales revenue.
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