According to a new market analysis report, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ have become the bestselling smartphones in the world, taking the spot from Apple iPhone X. This has happened thanks to rising sales in US, Canada, and Asia-Pacific regions. This is the first time it has happened since both flagships have been launched, as the iPhone X single handedly dominated the market in the last two quarters. Also Read - 1080p FaceTime video calls now on iPhone 8 and newer, more details on iOS 15Also Read - Apple Days set to kick off from midnight on Amazon India; deals on iPhone 11, 8 Plus, MacBook, Watch
According to Counterpoint, the new Galaxy flagship smartphones have a market share of 2.6 percent each, while the iPhone X has been pushed down to 2.3 percent. On the other hand, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 are also not that far behind, with a market share of 2.3 and 2.2 percent respectively. It should also be noted that Apple is still dominating the charts by having five of its phones listed in the top-ten. The older iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 have also made cut. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ gets July 2020 security patch: A look at key changes
This is also the first time, two of Xiaomi phones have made it to the top-ten list. Xiaomi s Redmi 5A, and the Redmi 5 Plus/ Redmi Note 5 grab the sixth and eighth positions with 1.5 and 1.4 percent market share respectively. Xioami has seen a lot of growth recently in both the Chinese and the Indian market. It is currently the number one smartphone brand in India.
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The data also points out that the top ten phones are spilt between premium phones and affordable ones. This is where Xiaomi and Apple make a difference, as they triumph in their respective price segments. However, Samsung does also seem to be making an impact. Who will lead the market share in the next few quarters is anybody s guess. Both companies are getting ready to launch their flagship devices in the next few months.
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