Samsung and Apple hit milestones in Q2 2017

Research from Strategy Analytics revealed top five selling smartphones in Q2 2017

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Samsung and Apple hit milestones in Q2 2017 Global smartphone shipments reached a robust 360.4 million units in Q2 2017.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  August 17, 2017

A report from Strategy Analytics revealed that in Q2 2017 Apple's iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone and Samsung's Galaxy S8 was the world's best-selling Android smartphone.

Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics, said: "Global smartphone shipments reached a robust 360.4 million units in Q2 2017. The top-five most popular models together accounted for 1 in 6 of all smartphones shipped worldwide during the quarter."

The report discovered that from April through to June Apple shipped 16.9 million units of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 marking it in first place. Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus followed in second with 15.1 million units.

In third place was Samsung's Galaxy S8 with 10.2 million units and the Galaxy S8+ followed with 9 million units. In fifth place was Xiaomi Redmi 4A at 5.5 million smartphones.

The results show a year-over-year increase of 5.5% as 341.5 million smartphones were shipped in Q2 2016.

Both Samsung and Apple are releasing their next in line products in August and September, respectively.

Strategy Analytics analysts say that the iPhone remains a popular smartphone overall due to a ‘user-friendly design, extensive supporting apps and widespread retail presence'.  The analysts also comment on Samsung being a favourite Android smartphone, which is down to the ‘curved-screen design and a rich portfolio of software apps'.

Xiaomi is also becoming popular across Asia, and is also the largest smartphone vendor in China and second largest in India.

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