Seven Apple iPhones among 10 best-selling smartphone models in the world


Apple iPhones dominated the smartphone world in 2021. Seven Apple iPhones were in the top 10 best-selling devices worldwide. A report by Counterpoint has listed the best-selling devices in the world for 2021. The only other manufacturers on the list are Samsung and Xiaomi.

Among the top 10, Xiaomi occupied two positions and Samsung one. There were over 4,200 active smartphone models in the global market in 2021. Counterpoint’s report suggested that the 10 best-selling smartphones accounted for 19 percent of the overall smartphone market share. In 2020, this market share was 16%.

The top five models in 2021 were from Apple. The iPhone 12 was the best-selling model, followed by the iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11. The top three models contributed to 41% of Apple’s total sales.

Why were the iPhones so popular?

According to the report, pending demand for 5G upgrade by a strong and loyal iOS user base and push from carriers led the volume of iPhone 12 series. Furthermore, the delayed launch of the iPhone 12 series has shifted some holiday season demand to the early months of 2021. The latest iPhone 13 series is doing well, with iPhone 13 becoming the best-selling model in Q4 2021, followed by iPhone 13 Pro. Max and iPhone 13 Pro.

The first non-iPhone on the list was the Samsung Galaxy A12. In India, the device is a mid-ranger. The report claimed that almost all regions and countries showed strong demand for A12 throughout the year. North America, Latin America and Western Europe were its top markets.

Xiaomi’s Redmi 9A and Redmi 9 entered the list in 2021, contributing 22% to the brand’s total sales. Counterpoint claimed that Xiaomi has done well in all areas. China, India and Asia-Pacific were its top markets. Xiaomi pushed its budget models such as the Redmi 9A and 9 into these price-conscious areas, where it faced component shortages for its entry-level series.

Here is a list of the best selling smartphone models in the world in 2021:

apple iphone 12
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
apple iphone 13
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
apple iphone 11
Samsung Galaxy A12
xiaomi redmi 9a
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
xiaomi redmi 9

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