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Apple iPhone X is the best-selling smartphone globally, Xiaomi Redmi 5A among top three: Report

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : December 26, 2018 4:03 pm

As per the Counterpoint Market Pulse April Edition, Apple iPhone X was the best-selling smartphone for the month of March followed by Apple iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X grabbed a global smartphone sales market share of 3.5 percent, while the iPhone 8 Plus got 2.3 percent of market share.
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Apple iPhone X is the best-selling smartphone in the global market for the month of March, while Xiaomi budget-centric smartphone, the Redmi 5A is the best selling Android smartphone.

 

According to a report by Counterpoint Research, Xiaomi Redmi 5A begins the best-selling Android smartphone in March, a first for Xiaomi. The smartphone grabbed the third in the overall best-selling smartphone in the same month.

 

As per the Counterpoint Market Pulse April Edition, Apple iPhone X was the best-selling smartphone for the month of March followed by Apple iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X grabbed a global smartphone sales market share of 3.5 percent, while the iPhone 8 Plus got 2.3 percent of market share. Interestingly, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A was on the third spot with 1.8 percent followed by Oppo A83 with the same percentage.

 

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Moving on, Samsung latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ grabbed 1.6 percent of market share respectively. The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 got 1.6 percent and 1.4 percent respectively. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and Apple iPhone 6 was able to capture 1.4 percent and 1.2 percent of market share.

 

This is for the first that brand like Xiaomi was able to enter the top 3 best-selling smartphone model ever. The report further highlights that Xiaomi, Samsung and Huawei;s Honor brand drive the uptick in the $100-$199 price brand volume, in various markets including India and South East Asia. These brands have capture almost half of the $100-$199 price band.


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