Recently, IHS Market released a report that brings some interesting information. It turns out, in the first half of 2019, the Apple iPhone XR has become the best-selling smartphone. Its shipments reached twice the Samsung Galaxy A10, which is in the second place.
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The research company said that the price of smartphones has been rising in recent years. So this helped Apple’s cheaper iPhone XR ship more than all other smartphone models in the first half of 2019. The report also reveals the iPhone XR shipped nearly 30 million units in the first half of 2019.
The Apple iPhone XR is priced at $749 and doesn’t look cheap. But it is the cheapest iPhone model in Apple’s 2018 lineup. According to IHS Market, iPhone XR shipped 13.6 million units in the first quarter of 2019, and 13.3 million units shipped in the second quarter. In total, this number reaches 26.9 million units in the first half of this year. This is more than twice the number of Samsung Galaxy A10 phones shipped in the first half of the year. Particularly, the Samsung Galaxy A10 shipments in the first half of the year were 13.4 million units.
‘Compared to the Android-based smartphone makers, Apple maintains a relatively small model lineup,’ said Jusy Hong, research and analysis director. ‘This means that Apple’s total sales volume is divided among fewer models. As a result, each of Apple’s iPhone models tends to generate higher shipment numbers than comparable Android smartphones, such as those sold by Samsung.’
The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone XS Max released in 2017 are also one of the top-selling smartphones in the first half of this year. Samsung smartphones of A10 and A50 are priced below $400, ranking second and third respectively, with shipments of 13.4 million and 12 million, respectively. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 phone is not on the list. In addition, Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Redmi Note 7 ranked fifth and sixth respectively, with shipments of 10 million.