More reports about the performance of smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2017 are coming, and the latest one we’re looking at is from Strategy Analytics.
While Apple is losing its grip in Central and Eastern Europe, the world market is still patronizing the latest iPhone models available. According to data from Strategy Analytics, the iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone in the world for the second quarter of 2017. Following in its footsteps is the bigger sibling — the iPhone 7 Plus. Both Apple devices had an estimated 16.9 million and 15.1 million shipments, respectively; and had a combined market share of 8.9 percent.
|Global Smartphone by Model||Shipments Q2 ’17||Market share Q2 ’17|
|1. Apple iPhone 7||16.9 million||4.7%|
|2. Apple iPhone 7 Plus||15.1 million||4.2%|
|3. Samsung Galaxy S8||10.2 million||2.8%|
|4. Samsung Galaxy S8+||9.0 million||2.5%|
|5. Xiaomi Redmi 4A||5.5 million||1.5%|
|Rest of Market||303.7 million||84.3%|
Securing the succeeding slots is Samsung with their latest Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, thus making them the best-selling Android phones in the market with total combined shipments of 19.2 million. Individually, the Galaxy S8 shipments reached 10.2 million with a 2.8 percent market share, while the Galaxy S8+ tallied 9 million with a 2.5 percent share.
Completing the top five is the Redmi 4A. Thanks to Xiaomi’s popularity in Asia, the Chinese company had an estimated 5.5 million shipments and a modest 1.5 percent market share. Things are looking good for Xiaomi, as they are also part of the top five smartphone brands across Europe.
The global smartphone market during the second quarter of 2017 reached total shipments of 360.4 million units, up by 18.9 million compared to the same quarter of 2016 or a year-on-year increase of 5.5 percent.