New Delhi, April 11 (IANS): Three iPhone 12 series smartphones (12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max) accounted for 71 percent of Apple’s total sales for the month of January, while the technology giant ranked six on the global list of the ten best-selling smartphones.
The Apple iPhone 12 topped the list, followed by the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, according to a Counterpoint Research “Market Impulse” report.
This was followed by the demand for 5G upgrades within the iOS database, which, along with strong promotions from mobile operators, resulted in strong sales for the iPhone 12 series.
“In addition, Apple launched the new iPhone series later than usual, resulting in high demand for these models spilling over into January,” the report said late Saturday.
Nearly a third of Apple’s sales for the iPhone 12 series come from the U.S. due to strong mobile operator promotions and demand for 5G.
“The iPhone 12 Pro Max was the best-selling model in the U.S., as consumers preferred the premium version. The old iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 11 models also continued to work well,” the report said.
The iPhone 12 mini entered the top 10, lagging behind other iPhone 12 series models as well as the iPhone 11.
“The iPhone 12 mini, which offers glasses similar to those for the iPhone 12 at a lower price, has failed to attract customers due to its smaller screen and lower battery capacity.”
The Redmi 9A and Redmi 9 under $ 150 managed to take fifth and sixth place in January.
Together, these smartphones contributed a 25 percent share of Xiaomi’s total sales for the month, which is gradually expanding its share in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
Samsung’s Galaxy A21s managed to keep its position in the top 10 list.
The Galaxy A31, Samsung’s second model in the top 10, found its way onto the list for the first time.
“Samsung is aggressively promoting the Galaxy A series. It comes with a premium design, fresh colors and the latest specifications at affordable prices,” the report notes.
Through the A Series, Samsung also wants to attract users of Honor devices, which are present in large numbers in Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and MEA.