Samsung’s Galaxy S20+ may have actually outsold the base S20 and S20 Ultra
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 series at the Samsung Unpacked event earlier this year in February. Much like last year, the company launched three new devices as part of the series — the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, unlike last year, the difference between the base Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20+ wasn’t as prominent as the one between Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10, which led many people to assume that the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Ultra made the Galaxy S20+ irrelevant. A number of people over on Twitter speculated that the Galaxy S20+ wouldn’t sell as well as the other two devices and a few publications also asked why the Galaxy S20+ even existed.
Remember when I said the S20+ would be the best selling S20 and everyone said I was wrong because it didn’t make sense and there was no reason to get it over the S20…
That aged well. https://t.co/YfyIIv3BhG
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) May 26, 2020
Despite the speculations and uncertainty surrounding the Galaxy S20+, it now seems like the device may have actually outsold the base Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. According to a recent report from UK-based market intelligence firm Omdia, the Galaxy S20+ was the only device from the Galaxy S20 series to secure a spot in the top 10 global smartphone shipments list for Q1 2020 with the company managing to ship 3.5 million units in the time period. It was also the only 5G-capable device to make it to the top 10 list, with the Huawei Mate 30 5G and Mate 30 Pro 5G taking the second and third spots in the 5G segment, followed by the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Along with the Galaxy S20+, Samsung’s Galaxy A51, Galaxy A10s, and Galaxy A30s also secured a spot on the top 10 list with 6.8 million, 3.9 million, and 3.4 million devices shipped, respectively. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro took the third and fourth spot on the list, with 6.6 million and 6.1 million devices shipped. The remaining spots were claimed by Apple, with the iPhone 11 taking the top spot with 19.5 million units shipped, iPhone XR taking the fifth spot with 4.7 million units, iPhone 11 Pro Max on the sixth spot with 4.2 million units, and the iPhone 11 Pro on the eighth spot with 3.8 million units.