iPhone X used to be the bestselling smartphone of Q1 2018, a Strategy Analytics record has claimed. Apple had a really perfect trip in the quarter, with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – smartphones that had been introduced along the iPhone X closing September – coming in at 2d and 3rd, respectively. The Cupertino corporate rounded off the tip 4 with the iPhone 7, and the primary Android smartphone in the tip 5 is remarkably Xiaomi’s entry-level smartphone – the Redmi 5A.
Strategy Analytics in its report says the iPhone X captured five p.c of the worldwide smartphone marketplace in Q1 2018, with 16 million gadgets shipped. Apple shipped 12.five million iPhone eight gadgets, which had a three.6 p.c proportion of the marketplace, adopted via the iPhone eight Plus’ eight.three million gadgets, and a pair of.four p.c proportion. The iPhone 7 noticed five.6 million gadgets shipped, a fall from its report 21.five million gadgets 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,” stated 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 world smartphone shipments record, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A noticed five.four million gadgets bought, marginally in the back of the iPhone 7. The entry-level smartphone used to be introduced in China last October, and dropped at India in November. As an introductory be offering for the primary five million gadgets in India, the smartphone’s base style (2GB RAM/ 16GB garage) had a Rs. 1,000 cut price, bringing its worth all the way down to Rs. four,999. It ended the introductory worth be offering in March.
“Xiaomi has become wildly popular across India and China,” stated 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 record unearths handiest the tip six fashions in phrases of world smartphone shipments, pronouncing they accounted for 1 in 7 of all smartphones shipped in the quarter. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ took the closing spot in its record. The Samsung Galaxy S-Series flagship shipped five.three million gadgets, simply in the back of Xiaomi’s price range providing, claiming 1.five p.c of the worldwide smartphone marketplace. However, no longer all is doom and gloom for Samsung’s flagships, with the marketplace analysis company predicting the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus would grow to be the top-selling Android smartphone in Q2 2018.
Woody Oh, Director at Strategy Analytics, stated, “Samsung’s new flagships, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, handiest began delivery towards the top of the primary quarter, however shipments are already off to an excellent get started. The S9 Plus delivers an exquisite, bezel-less, curved-screen design, a wealthy portfolio of device apps, and best-in-class retail distribution throughout dozens of international locations. We be expecting the Galaxy S9+ to grow to be the best-selling Android smartphone globally in the second one quarter of 2018.”
Other producers made up 84.6 p.c of the 345.four million marketplace, delivery 292.three gadgets over the quarter. Global smartphone shipments fell year-on-year, from 353.eight million gadgets the former yr.