Counterpoint Research’s latest Market Pulse report has revealed that the best-selling Android smartphone throughout the third quarter of the year was the Samsung Galaxy A10. The entry-level A-series smartphone managed to seize 2.6% of the worldwide market share throughout the July-September interval.
Samsung had two more Galaxy A series of phones within the top 10 list: Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A20. The mid-range Galaxy A50 was the second most popular Android smartphone throughout Q3 2019, with a 1.9% market share. Surprisingly, nevertheless, no flagship Galaxy smartphone made it to the top 10 list.
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO, like Samsung, had three A series of devices in the top 10 list – OPPO A9, OPPO A5, and OPPO A5s. Whereas Xiaomi’s Redmi 7A was the ninth most popular smartphone in the quarter, Huawei’s flagship P30 Pro grabbed the tenth spot. Since Huawei’s newest phones don’t include Google Mobile Services, it looks unlikely that any phone from the company will figure in the top ten list through the fourth quarter.
However, the top-selling smartphone in the world wasn’t an Android smartphone. Unsurprisingly, Apple’s iPhone XR clung on to its title of the best-selling phone globally even in Q3 2019, with a market share of 3%.