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iPhone 12 Is the Best-Selling Smartphone of January 2021: Counterpoint


iPhone 12 has emerged as the best-selling smartphone globally in January 2021, based on a report by market analysis agency Counterpoint. The report says the iPhone 12, alongside the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, accounted for 71 % of Apple’s smartphone gross sales for the month. The iPhone 12 collection — comprising the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 mini — was launched in October final 12 months, a bit later than Apple’s common iPhone launch schedule. The telephones include 5G help and have up to date designs over the iPhone 11 collection with flat edges. Both these additions are mentioned to have helped Apple get extra clients in opposition to the competitors.

Counterpoint, in its Market Pulse report launched on Friday, mentioned that Apple dominated the finest promoting smartphones listing, and it grabbed as many as six locations in the international high 10 best-selling smartphone fashions in January. The iPhone 12 led the listing adopted by the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Not surprisingly, nearly one-third of Apple’s iPhone 12 collection gross sales got here from the US, Counterpoint mentioned in its report. It added that robust provider promotions and demand for 5G in the nation had been amongst the high causes behind Apple’s development. The iPhone 12 Pro Max was the top-selling mannequin in the US, as customers in the nation most well-liked the top-end mannequin over the common iPhone 12.

Following the iPhone 12 collection, the iPhone 11 got here as the fourth most-selling smartphone globally, based on Counterpoint. The iPhone 11 was launched in September 2019, and it did nicely in phrases of gross sales throughout the globe even months after its launch. A report in February claimed that the iPhone 11 was the most shipped smartphone in 2020, with over 64.8 million models shipped worldwide.

In addition to the iPhone 11, the iPhone SE 2020 additionally managed to rank in the listing of top-selling smartphones in January. The iPhone 12 mini, which is usually thought of to have not received the success on par with different iPhone 12 fashions, additionally made it to the high 10 best-selling smartphones listing for January.

After the iPhone fashions, the reasonably priced Redmi 9A and Redmi 9 by Xiaomi took the fifth and the sixth spot in the listing, respectively. Both telephones are mentioned to have accounted for 25 % of Xiaomi’s complete smartphone gross sales for the month.

The Samsung Galaxy A21s managed to retain a spot in the high 10 best-selling smartphones listing for January with the Galaxy A31 being a brand new entry.

“With the 5G network rollouts picking pace, OEMs are launching more 5G devices across various price segments,” mentioned Counterpoint Research Associate Monika Sharma. “5G is slowly becoming a standard offering and as prices continue to come down, we will see more mid-tier 5G capable smartphones in the bestseller list in the coming months.”


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