Samsung Galaxy S9 Series Leading April's Global Smartphone Sales, Xiaomi Rides High on the Chart
Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ pushed Apple's iPhone X to claim the first two spots in April's global smartphone sales. Meanwhile, Xiaomi debuts on the chart.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 series finally picks up its speed, and this time around, with a full throttle. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ have both managed to reclaim the top position from their staunchest rival iPhone X, and they dominated the global smartphone sales in April.
A report from Counterpoint Research reveals that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ took the first two spots, showing that both of the devices were deemed to be equally popular. The flagship iterations from the leading South Korean company generated a global market share of 2.6%. The boosted sales were mostly driven by the units' competitive performance right across the North America and Asia-Pacific regions.
Meanwhile, The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple still managed to slightly rule the chart, despite its relinquishing of the top spot. This is all thanks to its recently-released flagship offerings, namely the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone 8, which were ranked 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively. The first two units produced a strong 2.3% market share while the latter's sales brought a 2.2% share.
During the same period, Apple's previous flagships, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 7 remained in-demand, taking the 7th and 9th spots. Meanwhile, the rising popularity of Xiaomi was evident on the list as both of its previously-launched, budget-friendly units, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus occupied the 6th and 8th places. The robust charting from the Chinese company can all be attributed to its strong presence in its homeland and India.
The list isn't truly surprising given the massive presence of Samsung and Apple in the smartphone industry for years now, with the exception of Xiaomi, of course. In the following months, it would be interesting to see whether or not these tech giants can still retain their spots as a slew of flagships has just been released.