Apple’s iPhone 11 is the top selling smartphone in the first half of 2020


Android smartphones take a backseat as Apple’s iPhone 11 manages to sell 37 million units all over the world in the first half of 2020

Once upon a time, you would find all five top-selling smartphones belonging to the Android operating system but for the past year or so Apple’s iPhone is ruling the charts. And Samsung is totally out of the game but for its A51 Android smartphone which is its only smartphone model making it to the top 10 most sold smartphones in the first half of 2020.

The figures for the smartphone sales in the first half of 2020 (Jan 20 to June 20) are out and you will find the data very interesting. Omdia has published a new report for the manufacturer-wise sales figure for the first six months of the year, and unsurprisingly, the number one model is none other than Apple’s iPhone 11.

According to Omdia report, Apple sold 37.7 million units of iPhone 11 worldwide. This is nearly 10 million units more than the iPhone XR took the leading spot with 26.9 million units in the first half of 2019. What is more encouraging is that Apple managed to manufacture and sell more than 37 million units of iPhone 11 despite the global coronavirus pandemic, quarantines, shutdowns, It is worth noting that hundreds of Apple Stores around the world were closed down due to the coronavirus pandemic and still Apple could sell a huge number of iPhone 11.

Samsung Android smartphone no show

In the first half of 2019, Samsung was second to Apple in model-wise sales but overall Samsung was selling more smartphones than any manufacturer. It sold more than 44 million combined units of Galaxy A10, Galaxy A50, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy J2 Core making it the biggest smartphone manufacturer. However, in the first half of 2020, just one Samsung brand figures in the top ten smartphone brands. Samsung’s Galaxy A 51 with a sale of 11.4 million units is the sole Samsung entry in the top 10 smartphones sold from January to June 2020.

Xiaomi has emerged as the top Android smartphone seller in the first half of 2020 with its Redmi Note 8, Note 8 Pro, Redmi 8, and Redmi 8A sold 34 million units.

However, 2020 belongs to Apple. With smartphones like iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2020), and iPhone XR, Apple managed to sell a whopping 68.8 million units world over. No wonder its stock price is skyrocketing.  Unless Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note S20 manage to conjure up some magic, Samsung looks in dire straits.


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