According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, Samsung Galaxy A51 is the world’s best Android smartphone model in the first quarter of 2020, with over 6 million units worldwide, with a market share of 2 percent.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 is the second most popular Android smartphone worldwide. The Android smartphone market is dominated by more affordable models.
Samsung Galaxy A51 Q1 20% to become the world’s number 1 Android smartphone model in 2020, SI says Xiaomi Redmi 8 is second. Smartphone buyers are buying more affordable models.
According to Strategy Analytics Director Linda Sui, global smartphone shipments will reach 275 million units in Q120. The Android segment accounted for 86% of all smartphones shipped worldwide this quarter. Android models sold worldwide today.
Neil Mewston, Executive Director of Strategy Analytics, said: “In the Android segment, Samsung took 4 of the top 6 worldwide in Q1 2020, while Xiaomi ranked two.
Samsung’s A51 smartphone is popular in all regions, especially in Europe and Asia. Xiaomi Redmi 8 is the second most popular Android smartphone model in the world, taking a 1.9% market share in Q1 2020.
Xiaomi’s Redmi smartphone line is fast selling across India and China and Europe. The Samsung Galaxy S20 comes in third with a share of 1.7%, the only super-premium model to be found in our top-six rankings.
As smartphones have increased in price over the past three to four years, savvy buyers are voting with their wallets. None of this is shocking news, as we have seen in the previous years that budget smartphones are the best-selling worldwide.
However, with the COVID-19 pandemic offering another level of financial uncertainty for buyers and manufacturers, we can see a large-scale cultural shift to more affordable parts of the market as everyone begins to tighten purse strings. Android smartphone sales still account for 86% of all smartphones shipped worldwide this quarter.
Samsung has combined the market with budget and mid-range smartphones – the Galaxy A51 being a prime example – in recent years. This can be thought of in response to Huawei’s emergence as a global player. However, with Huawei’s sanctions and sales declining in the West, Samsung undoubtedly has a bigger platform than ever.