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Galaxy S8 best selling Android smartphone in the world: report

Galaxy S8 best selling Android smartphone in the world: report

Samsung's latest flagship, Galaxy S8 was the highest selling smartphone in the world in the second quarter of 2017, reported ProPakistani on Thursday.

Samsung shipped 10.2 million S8 smartphones in the second quarter of 2017, said the report, adding that its bigger sibling, the Galaxy S8+, came next with 9 million shipments and fourth position in the market, overall.

Xiaomi continued its upwards rise during the quarter and unsurprisingly, its low-end Redmi 4A took the honour of becoming the third best-selling Android phone.

Apart from Xiaomi, all four of the current top phones in the market fall in the ultra high-end bracket of the market, throwing price sensitivity out of the window, according to Strategy Analytics, the group behind the report.

Overall, Apple had a pretty clear lead with its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus flagships. The standard version was the more popular one with 16.9m units shipped in the quarter, though, the Plus model wasn’t too far behind either at 15.1m units. Both had market shares of 4.7 and 4 per cent, respectively.

The top ten best-selling phones made up for every 1 out of 4 phones shipped in the quarter. The market saw overall shipments of 360.4m units in the quarter, which was up from 341.5m units a year ago, despite a stagnating Chinese market.

According to an earlier report, Samsung’s lead in the global smartphone industry is in no danger of being dethroned any time soon. The Korean company shipped 79.5m smartphones last quarter, compared to Apple’s 41m.

Apple is currently facing the threat of being overtaken by Huawei, which shipped 38.4m smartphones, as well as the fast-surging Oppo and Xiaomi. It wouldn’t be too much of a problem for them since Apple is achieving its personal best figures.

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