Corroborating a forecast made by Counterpoint Research last December, the research firm Omdia said today that the iPhone XR it was the best-selling smartphone in the world in 2019.
Omdia – a new name here, since it is a company formed by the merger of Informa Tech’s research division with technologies acquired from IHS Markit – estimates that Apple sold 46.3 million units of the iPhone XR over the past year, little more than double what it would have sold in 2018.
And the deputy sales leader in 2019 was, of course, the successor to the iPhone XR – the 11, with an estimated 37.3 million units sold across the globe:
As the table above shows, Samsung occupies the following three positions – with the Galaxy A10, the A50 and the A20 -, with Apple reappearing on the 6th (iPhone 11 Pro Max), the 7th (iPhone 8) and the 9th (iPhone 11 Pro). Xiaomi is there in the middle with the Redmi Note 7 in 8th position, and Samsung closes the Top 10 with the Galaxy J2 Core.
“Apple has consistently ranked first and second in the global smartphone model sales ranking, with the company maintaining this dominant position for more than five consecutive years,” said Jusy Hong, director of smartphone research and analysis at Omdia.
And Apple does not intend to drop that bone easily, of course. For 2020, a successor to the iPhone SE (possibly called “iPhone 9”) is expected to arrive, as well as a new line “iPhone 12” made up of four models – all with OLED screens.
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Update Feb 28, 2020 at 06:55
A new survey released by Counterpoint Research corroborated the above predictions from Oman:
Their graphic has some differences, but the first four models are the same – only Samsung’s are in reverse order. That is: it is a good confirmation that yes, the iPhones XR and 11 were the best-selling smartphones in the world in 2019.