Each smartphone manufacturer aims to sell as many devices as possible. The main players in this market have been Samsung and Apple for many years. From year to year they compete with each other and fight for the market.
The flagships of both companies are in great demand and popularity, even despite the competition from numerous Chinese manufacturers. Researchers at Strategy Analytics decided to find out which smartphones were most in demand in the second quarter of 2017.
According to the results of the Strategy Analytics study, the most popular Android-smartphone of the second quarter of this year was Samsung Galaxy S8. Worldwide, about 19 million Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were shipped for this period.
But when it comes to the most popular smartphone in the world, the leader is the iPhone 7. Its shipments exceeded 16.9 million devices, while the iPhone 7 Plus sold around 15.1 million units. Summing up, the share of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is 8.9% of all smartphones sold in the second quarter, while Samsung’s flagships make up 5.3%.
Interestingly, the affordable Xiaomi Redmi 4A also turned out to be in the rating of the most popular devices. He took the fifth place with 5.5 million shipped smartphones (1.5% of all implemented devices).