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Report: This mid-range Samsung phone was the top Android device in H1 2020

  • The Samsung Galaxy A51 reportedly shipped probably the most items out of any Android telephone in H1 2020.
  • It was overwhelmed to the primary spot by the iPhone 11 although.
  • Apple and Xiaomi purportedly accounted for 9 out of the highest 10 telephones.

Apple’s iOS may solely account for a fraction of the worldwide smartphone market in comparison with Android-powered telephones, however iPhones nonetheless promote by the ship load. Now, monitoring agency Omdia has revealed probably the most shipped smartphones of the primary half of 2020, with Apple’s iPhone 11 far and away the primary system.

The analytics firm discovered that Apple shipped a gargantuan 37.7 million iPhone 11 items throughout this era. Just how important is that, then? Well, the second-placed Samsung Galaxy A51 shipped 11.four million items (over 26 million items fewer). Nevertheless, the Samsung system stands tall because the top-selling Android telephone in H1 2020, based on the agency. But it was the one Samsung telephone within the high 10 although. Check out the listing under.

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Omdia H1 2020 top tenCredit: Supplied by Omdia

There had been extra iPhones within the high 10, nevertheless, as Omdia reported that the iPhone SE 2020 (8.7 million), iPhone XR (eight million), iPhone 11 Pro Max (7.7 million), and iPhone 11 Pro (6.7 million) grabbed the fifth, sixth, seventh, and 10th spots respectively. This represents two extra Apple fashions within the high 10 in comparison with a 12 months in the past.

Xiaomi had 4 gadgets within the high 10 as effectively, with the Redmi Note 8 (11 million) and Redmi Note 8 Pro (10.2 million) occupying the third and fourth spots. Meanwhile, the Redmi 8A (7.three million) and Redmi 8 (6.Eight million) grabbed eighth and ninth positions. This is 2 extra gadgets than a 12 months in the past, when it had two telephones within the high 10.

Either manner, Samsung is the largest loser right here because it had 4 gadgets on the listing a 12 months in the past, with solely the Galaxy A51 representing it this time. This information comes because the agency dropped the primary crown to Huawei in Q2 2020 based on a number of monitoring corporations. It’s believed that this transformation is because of China’s COVID-19 restoration coinciding with the likes of Europe and the US going into lockdown, with Huawei capable of depend on its foremost market of China throughout this era.

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It’s additionally attention-grabbing to notice that there aren’t any 5G telephones on this high ten but. We’re nonetheless within the early days of 5G telephones, however mid-range 5G gadgets are already obtainable in varied markets. Nevertheless, we’re undoubtedly anticipating the subsequent crop of iPhones to supply 5G and seem within the high 10.

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