Apple’s iPhone X ruled the smartphone segment since its launch, but the time has finally come for a replacement. The Samsung’s latest flagship; the Galaxy S9+ has finally replaced the iPhone to become the best-selling smartphone as of April 2018 research by Counterpoint.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ Sales are driven by performance in APAC and NAM and they grabbed the first and second spot. Xiaomi continues to make its presence felt in the top-selling smartphones globally as the company’s Redmi 5A and Redmi 5 Plus/Note 5 grabbed the sixth and eighth position within the top ten model list. Xiaomi grew both in China and India due to its affordable smartphones.
As for Apple, the company saw a month-on-month decline due to seasonality but continues to dominate the global best-selling smartphone models occupying five spots on the list. Surprisingly, the demand for Apple iPhone 7 remained strong in APAC and NAM regions despite being more than a year old. Thanks to numerous offers and price cuts, the Galaxy S8 grabbed a spot in the top-selling smartphones list.