The iPhone 11 surpassed the iPhone XR and became the world’s most popular smartphone model in the first quarter of 2020.
The iPhone 11 performs exceptionally well compared to other popular smartphone models, according to a study published by Omdia. Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, Apple sold 19.5 million iPhone 11 devices worldwide in the first quarter of 2020.
Unsurprisingly, Apple’s iPhone 11 has remained popular since its September launch. At launch, the price was $ 50 lower than its predecessor, the iPhone XR. It also has a dual camera configuration that many customers found desirable.
“For more than five years – even under changing conditions in the wireless market and in the global economy – one thing has remained constant in the smartphone industry: Apple has taken first or second place in the global model ranking Omdia Expedition,” said Jusy Hong, director smartphone research at Omdia. “Apple’s success is the result of its strategy to offer relatively few models. This allowed the company to focus on a small number of products that appeal to a wide selection of consumers and sell in extremely large quantities.”
Second place goes to the Samsung Galaxy A51, which has sold 6.8 million copies worldwide. Apple’s iPhone XR remained popular, with 4.7 million units sold, making it the fourth best-selling smartphone of the past quarter.
Four of Apple’s models were in the top 10 this year. IPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 Pro. They were in first, fifth, sixth and eighth place respectively.
In the first quarter of 2019, the iPhone XR was the only newly released Apple phone in the top 10, unlike the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Older models, such as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 6, ranked third and tenth respectively.
Omdia predicts that the global smartphone market will shrink this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They believe that many countries will slow down their 5G expansion, which can lead to many people not upgrading their current smartphones to new models.