Taking into account third-quarter sales, the iPhone XR remains the best selling smartphone in the world for an entire year – for the first time, this device, introduced in September 2018, became the sales leader in the fourth quarter of the last year. In the third quarter, the iPhone XR accounted for more than a quarter of all Apple smartphone sales, and the popularity of this smartphone was helped by a drop in device prices in China and several other countries.
The ten best-selling smartphones are also the Samsung Galaxy A10, Samsung Galaxy A50, Oppo A9, iPhone 11, Oppo A5s, Samsung Galaxy A20, Oppo A5, Xiaomi Redmi 7A and Huawei P30. Thus, half of the devices in the top 10 were Chinese smartphones, and the remaining five places were allocated to Samsung and Apple smartphones. At the same time, in the case of Samsung, no flagship smartphone was included in the list. In total, these smartphones accounted for 17% of all sales, but their sales revenues decreased by 30% compared to the same period last year due to the growing popularity of relatively inexpensive devices.
Recall that Apple released in late October the financial report for the third quarter of 2019 (fourth quarter of the year). Cupertino’s quarterly revenue was $ 64 billion, up 2% from the same period in 2018. Company profit fell 3% to $ 13.7 billion. of dollars. Apple’s revenue growth has not been prevented by the continued decline in sales of iPhone smartphones: from July to September, this activity brought the company $ 33.36 billion, down 9.2% from the report in the third quarter of last year.