According to a recent report from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung proved to be the best-selling Android phones during the first quarter of 2020. 4 out of 6 of the best-selling Android phones were by Samsung. Galaxy A51 was the number 1 selling android smartphone of Q1, 2020.
The Samsung Galaxy A51 was on top with a comfortable lead – with 6 million units shipped, it made up 2.3% of all Androids sold globally during Q1. The Galaxy A51 is popular around the world, but especially in Europe and Asia. The success of the Galaxy A51 can be attributed to its impressive display, camera and battery combination.
However, it wasn’t just the Galaxy A51 that clocked in great numbers for Samsung; Interestingly, the company managed to get four of its phones in the top six list of smartphones sold in Q1 2020. The only premium model in the Top 6 is the Samsung Galaxy S20+, sitting in third with a 1.7% share. The Galaxy A10s and Galaxy A20s are part of Samsung’s efforts to strengthen its entry-level offerings, and it worked, these two were some of the most popular phones around the world.
When it comes to global smartphone sales, Samsung dominates the Android share with its budget and mid-range devices with camera, display, and performance equipped with the latest technology. The company’s Galaxy A series is so popular among the masses that it took the top three spots in the best-selling Android smartphones list last year. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent decline in smartphone sales, Samsung seems to be continuing the trend this year.
Cited in global reports, Juha Winter, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “As mobile operators have reduced subsidies in recent years, and many countries are now tumbling into post-virus recession, smartphone consumers globally are becoming increasingly price-sensitive, and they are seeking out new Android models that deliver the biggest bang for their buck.”