World smartphone shipments hit 345 million units within the first quarter of 2018, a year-over-year decline of two.four %. The numbers function additional proof that smartphone demand is cooling amid lengthening improve cycles and slowing innovation.
Technique Analytics says Apple’s iPhone X was the best-selling smartphone on the earth with an estimated 16 million models shipped in the course of the first quarter. The truth is, Apple dominated shipments throughout the chart as 4 of the highest six hottest smartphone fashions have been from the Cupertino-based firm.
The opposite two gadgets within the high six, the Android-based Xiaomi Redmi 5A and the Samsung Galaxy S9+, had estimated shipments of 5.four million and 5.three million models, respectively. It’s price noting that Samsung’s new flagships, the S9 and S9+, solely began transport in the direction of the top of the quarter however are off to a great begin. Technique Analytics says it expects the S9+ to turn into the best-selling Android smartphone globally within the second quarter.
Apple shipped 12.5 million iPhone Eight fashions, 8.three million iPhone Eight Plus models and 5.6 million iPhone 7 fashions in the course of the first three months of 2018.
The highest six hottest handsets collectively accounted for one in seven smartphones shipped in the course of the quarter.