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Apple iPhone X best-selling smartphone, Xiaomi enters top 3 models

IANS  |  New Delhi 

X was the best-selling globally in March, followed by 8 Plus and the first-timer Xiaomi's Redmi 5A in top 3 best-selling devices, a new report said on Friday.

According to Counterpoint's "Market Pulse April Edition", Apple's X (3.4 per cent market share) dominated the whole first quarter in 2018 to be the top

iPhone 8 Plus garnered 2.3 per cent market share and Xiaomi's Redmi 5A captured 1.8 per cent.

"Xiaomi's Redmi 5A became the best-selling in March, a first for Redmi 5A was also the third overall best-selling smartphone model in March," said the report.

Oppo's mid-segment smartphone A83 captured the 4th spot in the global best-selling model list.

Samsung's S9 and S9+ models pushed the company's position in the best-selling model list in March, capturing fifth and sixth spots respectively.

"Galaxy S9 series helped increase the company's share in the ultra-premium segment. doubled its share in the premium-tier ($600-800), but faced tough competition in the mid and low-tier segments from Chinese OEMs (Oppo, Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi)," the report noted.

Xiaomi, and Huawei's Honor brand helped drive the uptick in the $100-199 price band volume, in various markets including and South-

"These three brands captured almost half the $100-199 price band. We will likely see an uptick in mid-tier price band share after a marketing push from Oppo, Vivo, in their home market and in India," said the report.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 13:34 IST
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