The iPhone brand continues to dominate consumer demand, and is fact that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the world’s best-selling phones for the second quarter of the year.

According to Strategy Analytics, April-June Apple sold 16.9 million units of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 15.1 million units of the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. Thus, both models account for 4.7 and 4.2 percent of the global smartphone market respectively.

Third is the Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8, which has sold 10.2 million units. His bigger brother, Samsung Galaxy S8+, has 9 million sales. Both versions account for 2.8 and 2.5 percent of the share for Q2 2017 respectively.

Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, said: “Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has instantly become the world’s most popular Android smartphone model, due to its attractive curved-screen design, a rich portfolio of software apps, and best-in-class retail distribution across dozens of countries.”

The prestigious fifth of the best-selling handsets for the past quarter is completed by Xiaomi Redmi 4A with its 5.5 million units and a share of 1.5 percent.

Global Smartphone Shipments & Marketshare by Model in Q2 2017

Global Smartphone Shipments by Model (Millions of Units) Q2 ’16 Q2 ’17
1. Apple iPhone 7 0.0 16.9
2. Apple iPhone 7 Plus 0.0 15.1
3. Samsung Galaxy S8 0.0 10.2
4. Samsung Galaxy S8+ 0.0 9.0
5. Xiaomi Redmi 4A 0.0 5.5
Rest of Market 341.5 303.7
Total 341.5 360.4
Global Smartphone Marketshare by Model (% of Total) Q2 ’16 Q2 ’17
1. Apple iPhone 7 0.0% 4.7%
2. Apple iPhone 7 Plus 0.0% 4.2%
3. Samsung Galaxy S8 0.0% 2.8%
4. Samsung Galaxy S8+ 0.0% 2.5%
5. Xiaomi Redmi 4A 0.0% 1.5%
Rest of Market 100.0% 84.3%
Total 100.0% 100.0%
Total Growth YoY (%) 1.0% 5.5%
Source: Strategy Analytics

Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “We estimate Xiaomi Redmi 4A shipped 5.5 million units for fifth place and 2 percent marketshare worldwide in Q2 2017.

Xiaomi is becoming wildly popular across Asia. Xiaomi is now the fourth largest smartphone vendor in China and the second biggest across India. Xiaomi is selling a large volume of smartphones through online channels, with key distribution partners such as Flipkart and JD.”

Overall, for Q2 2017 were sold 360.4 million phones, an increase of 5.5 percent over the same period last year. Source: Strategy Analytics

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