Samsung shipped over 10 million Galaxy S8 units in the second quarter
Strategy Analytics has just unveiled its smartphone market data for the second quarter, revealing impressive numbers. According to them, the market exceeded 360 million units overall, and the top-five most popular models accounted for 1 in 6 of all handsets shipped during this period.
The estimates of the market research firm put Apple in the lead, with an impressive 5 percent market share worldwide for the iPhone 7 alone. These are the first five models and the number of units shipped in Q2 2017:
Strategy Analytics' Executive Director Neil Mawston thinks that "Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has instantly become the world’s most popular Android smartphone model, due to its attractive curved-screen design, a rich portfolio of software apps, and best-in-class retail distribution across dozens of countries."
While Samsung's both Galaxy S8 models barely managed to exceed the 5 percent limit, Apple's two flagship models almost reached a global market share of 9 percent. We expect the third and fourth quarter to be quite interesting, especially since a few handsets with solid potential, including new Apple and Samsung flagships, should launch by the end of the fall.