The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the two most popular devices in the first quarter of 2017. The iPhone 7 market share is highest, followed by Oppo and Samsung devices.
IPhone 7 market share higher than Samsung
Despite previous reports of disappointing sales of the iPhone 7, Apple has little to fear of competition. The iPhone 7 is at the top of the list of most shipped smartphones in the first quarter of 2017. The iPhone 7 Plus is ranked second. This is evidenced by figures from Strategy Analytics. After the Apple devices, smartphones from Oppo and Samsung are following.
Strategy Analytics believes that the iPhone 7 is good for 6.1 percent of the smartphone market and that 21.5 million pieces have been shipped. The iPhone 7 Plus is also popular, with a market share of 4.9 percent and 17.4 shipped models. In total, 353.3 million smartphones were shipped in the first quarter of 2017. Although the smartphone has occasionally called its best time, it does not appear to be out of these figures. In the first quarter of 2016, significantly less smartphones were shipped with 333.1 million devices.
Apple proposes to sell 50.7 million devices in the first quarter of 2017. This means that there have also been a lot of older iPhones over the counter in the quarter. For example, through offers.
And Samsung then?
In terms of number of shipped devices and market share, Apple is not seized by Samsung, but by the company Oppo. According to Strategy Analytics, the Oppo R9s have a market share of as much as 2.5 percent. This device is popular in China and also sells well in India. The Oppo R9s gives users the opportunity to connect through 4G, two SIM cards and a fingerprint scanner for a small amount.
Samsung is behind Oppo with the Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J5 budgets. Emerging markets do not know Apple itself, because there is no budget iPhone. That Samsung is not higher is due to the mistake made with the Galaxy Note 7, which required this device to be recalled. Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, was launched in the second quarter of 2017.