The Samsung Galaxy A51 was the top selling Android phone in the world in the first quarter of 2020, according to a Wednesday report by Strategy Analytics. Six million units were shipped, giving it a 2% market share.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 was the second most popular Android phone worldwide, according to the report, taking a 1.9% market share in the first quarter. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus was in third place with a 1.7% share, making it “the only super-premium model appearing in our top-six ranking,” Strategy Analytics executive director Neil Mawston said in a release.
Global shipments of smartphones reached 275 million total units in the first quarter of this year, Strategy Analytics director Linda Sui said, with Android accounting for an 86% share.
“As mobile operators have reduced subsidies in recent years, and many countries are now tumbling into post-virus recession, smartphone consumers globally are becoming increasingly price-sensitive and they are seeking out new Android models that deliver the biggest bang for their buck,” Juha Winter, associate director at Strategy Analytics, said. “Android is entering a post-premium era.”
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