A new report shows that the Galaxy A-series smartphones were the most in-demand Samsung phones last year. In the fourth quarter of 2021, mid-range phones account for 59% of Samsung’s smartphone sales according to Counterpoint Research. This report comes just days before the Galaxy A53 and A73 launch. Samsung’s Galaxy A-series phones accounted for the majority of its smartphone sales last year, according to a new report from Counterpoint Research, highlighting growing demand for the company’s mid-range offerings.
According to Counterpoint Research, throughout 2021, Samsung Galaxy A devices will account for 58% of Samsung’s smartphone sales. According to its global phone model sales tracker, 59% of Samsung devices sold in the fourth quarter of 2021 were Galaxy A models. The mid-range lineup accounts for 56% of its sales in the first quarter, 60% in the second quarter, and 57% in the third quarter. This indicates that there is a strong demand for many cheap Samsung phones.
“The mid-range Samsung Galaxy A series has been a major player in the entire Samsung smartphone portfolio over the past few years,” said Liz Lee, a senior analyst at Counterpoint.
Liz Lee noted that mid-range devices will account for nearly two-thirds of all Samsung smartphone sales in 2021, including the Galaxy A31 and Galaxy A32 devices.
“These devices enjoy the broad global appeal and perform well in different markets such as North America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Middle East,” added Liz Lee.
The report is in line with an earlier report…the Galaxy A12 will be the world’s best-selling Android smartphone in 2021. That means the phone accounts for 2.0% of total smartphone sales last year.
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