Samsung Galaxy S8 Becomes Best-Selling Android Smartphone in Q2 2017: Strategy Analytics

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been selling extremely well ever since it were released earlier this year but a new report from Strategy Analytics has claimed that the handset has managed to become the top shipping Android smartphone in Q2 2017. Interestingly, Xiaomi, with its Redmi 4A smartphone, managed to make it to the list of top 5 selling smartphones after being topped by Oppo in the previous quarter this year. Though referring to shipments, the report also called the Samsung Galaxy S8 the ‘top selling’ Android smartphone.

Samsung managed to ship 10.2 million units of Galaxy S8 (2.8 percent market share) and 9.0 million units of Galaxy S8+ (2.5 percent market share), together accounting for 19.2 million units, during the second quarter of 2017, as per Strategy Analytics report. “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 research firm said in its report.

Talking about the other Android smartphone-maker, Xiaomi managed to make the list of top-selling smartphones with its Redmi 4A smartphone. “Xiaomi Redmi 4A shipped 5.5 million units for fifth place and 2 percent (precisely, 1.5 percent) market share 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,” the research firm said.

To recall, in an earlier report, Strategy Analytics said that Redmi 4A is proving to be “wildly popular” in India and that Xiaomi was able to snatch volumes from other competitors such as Micromax and Lenovo in the country.

Despite impressive performance by Samsung, just like previous quarter iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plusremained the best-selling smartphone models in terms of global shipments. The Cupertino-based company managed to ship 16.9 million units of the iPhone 7 and 15.1 million units of the iPhone 7 Plus during Q2 2017.

“We estimate Apple iPhone 7 shipped 16.9 million units and captured 5 percent market share worldwide in Q2 2017. The iPhone 7 remains the world’s most popular smartphone model overall, due to a compelling blend of user-friendly design, extensive supporting apps, and widespread retail presence for the device. Apple iPhone 7 Plus, with its bigger screen and higher pricing, shipped 15.1 million units for second place and 4 percent marketshare worldwide in Q2 2017,” Strategy Analytics said in its report.

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