Due to its ridiculously expensive price tag, a lot of critics and experts doubted the success of the iPhone X. However, Apple’s recent earnings report completely debunks that as it shows that they have sold over 52.2 million smartphones, with the iPhone X getting the majority of the pie.
And if you don’t want to take Apple’s word for it, here comes Strategy Analytics to back it up. According to their report, confirms Apple’s claim as the iPhone X tops their list of global smartphone shipments by model for Q1 of 2018.
Based on the table, Apple has sold an astonishing 16 million iPhone X units in just the first three months of the current year. What’s more interesting is, the list is followed by not one, not two, but three Apple smartphones.
There’s the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus taking the second and third spot, respectively. Meanwhile, Apple’s 2016 flagship, the iPhone 7, sits at the fourth spot.
Android phones also made it on the list, but not until the fifth spot. And ironically, the first Android smartphone to make it is not even a flagship device. It’s actually the Xiaomi Redmi 5A — a low-end smartphone which is a big hit in emerging markets. So, it is no surprise that it is the best-selling Android smartphone in the previous quarter.
The Redmi 5A is followed by the current flagship of Samsung — the Galaxy S9 Plus. It is one of the best Android smartphones you can get as of the moment. However, we’re wondering if its standing would keep its ground in the next quarterly report as the Huawei P20 Pro is now in the picture.
Apple has evidently dominated last quarter’s list. But now that a slew of new Android devices has surfaced, we’re curious to see if how that would affect Apple’s standing.
Source: Strategy Analytics