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iPhone 7, 6s listed as most popular smartphone models in Q3 2017

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, November 12, 2017  /  12:05 pm
iPhone 7, 6s listed as most popular smartphone models in Q3 2017

iPhone 7 was named as the most popular smartphone in Q3 2017 by an independent analyst company, Canalys. (shutterstock.com/Anna Hoychuk/File)

Both Apple’s iPhone 7 and 6s were included in the top five list of the most popular smartphone models in Q3 2017. The list was released by Singapore-based independent analyst company, Canalys, on Thursday, based on the company’s smartphone analysis service.

The iPhone 7 placed first with 13 million units that had been shipped, while the iPhone 6s sits in the second spot with 7.9 million. In third place was the Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime with 7.8 million units sold. Two models from Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO, the A57 and R11, sat comfortably in fourth and fifth place respectively with 7.8 million and 2.7 million units.

The iPhone 7 placed first with 13 million units that had been shipped, while the iPhone 6s sits in the second spot with 7.9 million. In third place was the Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime with 7.8 million units sold. Two models from Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO, the A57 and R11, sat comfortably in fourth and fifth place respectively with 7.8 million and 2.7 million units.The iPhone 7 placed first with 13 million units that had been shipped, while the iPhone 6s sits in the second spot with 7.9 million. In third place was the Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime with 7.8 million units sold. Two models from Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO, the A57 and R11, sat comfortably in fourth and fifth place respectively with 7.8 million and 2.7 million units. (Canalys/File)

The iPhone 8, which was launched in mid-September, did not make the top five. In Q3 2017, Apple had shipped 46.7 million smartphones in combination with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus of which 11.8 million were distributed. However, the number was still behind their predecessor, the iPhone 7, which hit 14 million shipments in its first quarter.

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“Shipments of older devices, such as the iPhone 6s and SE, saw an uptick in Q3,” said Ben Stanton an analyst from Canalys. “The iPhone 7 also shipped strongly after its price cut in September. Apple grew in Q3, but it was these older, cheaper models that propped up the total iPhone shipment.”

Samsung was on top with 82.8 million units shipped and it was 8.2 percent more compared to Q3 2016. The second position went to Apple with 46.7 million shipments, followed by Huawei with 39.1 million, OPPO with 30 million and Xiaomi with 28 million.Samsung was on top with 82.8 million units shipped and it was 8.2 percent more compared to Q3 2016. The second position went to Apple with 46.7 million shipments, followed by Huawei with 39.1 million, OPPO with 30 million and Xiaomi with 28 million. (Canalys/File)

The company also listed top five smartphone brands in Q3 2017. Samsung was on top with 82.8 million units shipped and it was 8.2 percent more compared to Q3 2016. The second position went to Apple with 46.7 million shipments, followed by Huawei with 39.1 million, OPPO with 30 million and Xiaomi with 28 million.

Samsung’s success was due to the growth of its J-series as it sold well in India and the Middle East. “Samsung had a positive quarter,” Stanton said. “It discounted the Galaxy S8 in several major countries in Q3, which helped ease inventory build-up from the previous quarter. In total, it shipped 10.3 million devices from its Galaxy S8 range in Q3.”

However, Stanton added that Samsung’s golden period could end. “Apple, Google, Huawei and others have all introduced new smartphones with 18:9 displays and thin bezels. As the battleground at the high end moves toward AI and AR, Samsung is behind, and needs to catch up with competitors, such as Huawei and Apple.” (wir/asw)

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