iPhone X Was The Most Selling Smartphone In 2018 Reveals Report
Counterpoint is a market research company dedicated to delivering intelligence on technology trends across the globe. The company has freshly released its “Counterpoint Market Pulse 2018” report which reveals interesting findings. The report details the top-selling global smartphones for the year 2018. Surprisingly, the list is dominated by handsets from Apple which secure six positions out of ten.
Astoundingly, the “Counterpoint Market Pulse 2018” report is topped by Apple’s iPhone X which was launched in the year 2017. The former is followed by three other smartphones from Apple which include iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 in respective order. Even though the report does not provide exact sales figures of each smartphone, it states that the top three iPhone models have combined sales figures close to 100 million.
Interestingly, the number five spot in the report is secured by the budget-oriented Redmi 5A from Xiaomi. Noteworthy, the results also register that the former was the most selling Android smartphone from yesteryear which is closely followed by Samsung’s flagship grade Galaxy S9. Albeit, Samsung’s smartphone sales have been plummeting over the last couple of years, Galaxy S9 was able to perform well in terms of sale for the Android side.
Once again, Apple smartphones with iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR secure the seventh and eighth positioning in the report. Running further down the list, Samsung’s 2017 flagship Galaxy S8 Plus and the mid-range Galaxy J6 take the ninth and tenth position.
The research company also provided data about top selling smartphones for China in 2018. Unlike Global results, top-selling smartphones in China are mainly dominated by local brands Oppo and Vivo which are both owned by BBK electronics. Notably, the iPhone X is also able to stabilise the number two position even in China. The complete list of most selling smartphones can be found above.
All in all, it seems Apple smartphones are able to maintain a mojo in the Global market while the Chinese consumers have a preference towards locally assembled devices.