The World's Best Selling Android Smartphone is a Xiaomi Device
May 06 2018
According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, Apple's most expensive smartphone ever, with a $1319 CAD starting price, has defied expectations to sell almost 50 million units since its launch just six months ago. Now, a new study from Strategy Analytics is shedding light on specifically how many iPhone X smartphones the company sold in the first three months of year, giving us a window into how well the smartphone has performed in the sales department. First, he said, the iPhone X had been the best-selling iPhone every single week of Q1. While iPhone X held the top position, Apple's other phones iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and even older iPhone 7 Plus grabbed the top four positions. And Xiaomi Redmi 5A was the surprise in this list, taking the 5th spot with 5.3 million units.
"The iPhone X is a beloved product, I could not be prouder of it", Tim Cook told investors this week, comparing it to a Super Bowl victor who only wins by a touchdown or two rather than a total blowout. Reacting to robust Q4 numbers, Apple share price rallied 4 per cent after the closing bell and ended the regular session up 2.3 per cent. "We expect the S9 Plus to become the best-selling Android smartphone globally in the second quarter of 2018". Those were the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and the latter of these racked up 17.4-million units shipped.
Despite further rumours of the iPhone X underperforming, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in an earnings call earlier this week that the iPhone X was the popular iPhone each week in the March quarter.
62% of Apple's overall revenue in fiscal Q2 2018 came from iPhone sales, and little less than half of it - 42.23% precisely - was contributed by Phone X alone. After that, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus isn't doing particularly bad for itself.
The phone managed to beat analysts' fears regarding its market performance due to its high price. The S9 Plus delivers an attractive, bezel-less, curved-screen design, a rich portfolio of software apps, and best-in-class retail distribution across dozens of countries.