The reign of iPhone X it was beautiful, but time to pass the crown to the new king: according to information from Counterpoint Research, after being the best seller in the first quarter of 2018, in April Ma’s most modern smartphone was surpassed by its more formidable Galaxy S9 and S9 +, from Samsung.
In terms of market share, both new South Korean devices were tied, each with a market share of 2.6% the S9 + was the leader of the month, however, in total sales of handsets. Apple took the next three positions on the list: iPhone X (2.3%), iPhone 8 Plus (2.3%) and iPhone 8 (2.2%). Xiaomi snapped up two places with the Redmi 5A and Redmi 5 Plus / Note 5, while the curious note continues with the fact that the iPhone 6 has sold as much or more than the iPhone 7.
Counterpoint points to the most obvious factor as the cause of the iPhone X’s downfall: age. Due to the novelty factor and because they are naturally more modern devices (and because of Samsung’s great marketing dose), the S9 and S9 + rose ?organic? to the top, while Ma’s smartphone is already an ?old man? of eight months , stayed behind even though it still performs satisfactorily, especially for a device that costs $ 1,000 +.
Let’s see if the reign will hold and how long.
via iPhone Hacks