According to the report IHS Markit, the best-selling smartphone of the first half of this year were the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In third place on sales – Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus. This is an inexpensive 5-inch entry-level smartphone. Fourth place in the iPhone 6s, presented in 2015. Finally, in the fifth and sixth places were the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +, respectively.
Note that although both “seven” and led the sales ranking, the total number of units shipped was smaller than last year, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in the same period. iPhone 6, iPhone and iPhone 6s 7 recognized as the most sold smartphones the first half of 2015, 2016 and 2017, but their share of the market accounted for 10%, 7% and 5% respectively.
Not only Apple has shown not the best result, this year Samsung Galaxy S8 + the sixth, although a year ago Galaxy S7 Edge was fourth. Perhaps the point is that this time Samsung released its flagship on sale a month later than usual. In general, the new generation Galaxy S was not as successful as the seventh.