According to analysts from Strategy Analytics, Apple is the two world’s best-selling smartphones in the first quarter of 2017, no other mobile phone found in this time as many customers as the iPhone 7 or its plus variant (test). In the top 3, Oppo is also joined by a surprise candidate.
According to the figures, the iPhone 7 has sold 21.5 million times during the stated period, followed by the higher-priced iPhone 7 Plus with a larger display, which went 17.4 million times over the store counter. Thus nearly one tenth of the 353.3 million smartphone new acquisitions in the quarter went to the account of the two flagship of Apple.
Oppo is a surprise
More than a mere success, Oppo succeeded, with the R9s around 8.9 million customers. Although the company is still a small supplier on most of the world’s markets, Oppo can look to a large buyer base, especially in China and India. This is the reason for the high sales figures.
Samsung without flagship represented
While the first two places are occupied by high-priced representatives, the analysts see in the places four and five with the Galaxy J3 (2016) and Galaxy J5 (2016) two entry-level models of Samsung, which is mainly in Europe and Asia with sales figures Of 6.1 million and 5 million sold – the Galaxy J3 was able to increase despite the already higher for a smartphone compared to the previous year’s period.
Numbers give market conditions only to a limited extent
The figures also show a significant increase in global smartphone sales from 333.1 million to 353.3 million units. However, despite the decline to 294.4 million units, the majority of new acquisitions are still in the “Other” segment. Therefore, the figures are also to be taken with caution: While iOS users can only choose between five current iPhone models, Android users have a much higher model selection, which in turn is distributed to more manufacturers. Measured on the OS market shares, iOS has long since been ranked clearly behind Android. Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + have only been delivered since April 28,