Counterpoint Market Pulse April Edition reported that Apple iPhone X was the best-selling smartphone for March 2018. Apple iPhone 8 Plus followed it to gain the second position. With a global smartphone sales market share of 3.5 percent, iPhone X topped the chart. iPhone 8 Plus managed to acquire 2.3 percent of the market share.
Xiaomi’s budget-centric smartphone, Redmi 5A is the best selling Android smartphone. It is the third best selling smartphone on the list. Xiaomi Redmi 5A succeeded to conceive a 1.8 percent share, followed by Oppo A83 with the same percentage. For the first time, Xiaomi entered the list of top 3 best-selling smartphone model ever.
Samsung’s latest flagship devices, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ grabbed 1.6 percent of market share each and secured 5th and 6th market position respectively. iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 acquired 1.6 percent and 1.4 percent of the market respectively. Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and Apple iPhone 6 were able to capture 1.4 percent and 1.2 percent of market share respectively.
Further, the report highlights that Xiaomi, Samsung and Huawei’s Honor brand drive the uproar in the $100-$199 price band volume. Together, these three brands have captured almost half of the $100-$199 price band.
The sales news comes ahead of WWDC where Apple is expected to reveal its iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS software updates.
Rumours hinted that a refreshed iPhone SE could be unveiled at its developer’s conference beginning on June 4 in California. There are plenty of rumours that suggest an updated and budget SE model is on its way. One leak recently claimed to reveal its design and suggested that it will be called the iPhone X SE/iPhone SE2. Leak shows an exciting new all-screen inbound design. Other rumoured specs for the iPhone SE successor include a waterproof build. Further, A10 CPU with 2GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera and a 1,700mAh battery are also expected.
Apple’s chief executive officer, Tim Cook, said:
We’re thrilled to report our best March quarter ever, with strong revenue growth in iPhone, Services and Wearables.
Customers chose iPhone X more than any other iPhone each week in the March quarter, just as they did following its launch in the December quarter.
We also grew revenue in all of our geographic segments, with over 20 percent growth in Greater China and Japan.