The known research company Counterpoint has shared the results that formed the top selling list of smartphones during March. According to the list, the iPhone X is still in the top of the world grabbing a 3,5% slice of the market, the iPhone 8 Plus came in second with 2,3% of global smartphone sales.
Surprisingly, and for the first time in the history, Xiaomi was the proud manufacturer of the third top-selling smartphone, which for March was no other than the budget Redmi 5A that achieved a total of 1,8% of sales, the handset narrowly beat the Oppo A83 that also achieved the same percentage of sales.
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In the fifth and sixth places, we can find the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with 1,6% of total global sales for each handset. Surprisingly enough the iPhone 7 still appears on this list with the same amount of 1,6% achieved by the flagships of Apple’s South-Korean rival. The list is completed by the iPhone 8 which achieved an amount of 1,4% in sales, the Samsung Galaxy J7 again with 1,6% and finally the Apple iPhone 6 with 1,2% of the total sales.
Counterpoint states that while the iPhone X remained the leader of the “ultra-premium” segment of smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ gave Samsung a shot in the arm in the category. In the premium market, the South-Korean manufacturer was capable of doubling its share of sales, when compared to the same period in 2017. Chinese manufacturers, such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, and Vivo remained as the leaders in the mid-range smartphone segment.
Lastly, but not least the low-end range of smartphones was strongly picked by Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei’s Honor. Those three names were responsible for the largest portion of this fierce and competitive segment of cheap-budget devices.