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Samsung shipped over 10 million Galaxy S8 units in the second quarter

Samsung shipped 19 million Galaxy S8 Android handsets in Q2 2017
Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship
Although Apple's iPhone 7 remains the world's most popular smartphone model, the Galaxy S8 is the most popular Android handset, with 10.2 million units shipped in the second quarter (Galaxy S8+ sales reached 9 million for the same period).
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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.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-18 (Update: 2017-08-19)