Strategy Analytics: Galaxy S8 is the World’s Best Selling Android Smartphone in Q2 2017
It looks as if Samsung’s Galaxy S8 continues to be a success as the reports indicate the device outsold every other individual Android smartphone during the second quarter of this year. We already knew that the S8 and the S8+ had a great launch when compared to previous Samsung offerings, but sometimes the hype dies after it’s launched. If the numbers from Strategy Analytics are accurate, then that doesn’t seem to be the case in this instance.
The data analytics company has partnerships with various retail outlets that enable them to estimate about how many devices are shipped and sold during a certain period of time. While these numbers should never be considered to be 100% accurate, they do give us a rough idea about what is going on in the smartphone industry at any given time. Considering most OEMs do not reveal sales data unless they’re trying to make headlines, these types of estimations are as close as we can get.
According to their report, the iPhone 7 and then iPhone 7 Plus took the number 1 and 2 spots during the second quarter of this year with 16.9 and 15.1 million units sold respectively. These are certainly impressive numbers and even moreso when we consider how long these two devices have been on the market. When we get to the number 3 and 4 spots though, this is where Android devices start to show up with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ holding strong here.
This report says Samsung was able to sell 10.2 million units of the Galaxy S8 and 9 million units of the Galaxy S8+ during Q2 of this year. Xiaomi was able to clinch the 5th place spot here in this report saying they were able to sell 5.5 million units of the Redmi 4A. When calculating all smartphone sales for the quarter, Strategy Analytics says there were 360.4 million devices shipped around the world.
Source: Strategy Analytics