What you need to know
- The Samsung Galaxy A21s was the most popular Android phone in the third quarter of 2020.
- Four other Galaxy A-series phones also figured in the list of top 10 shipping smartphones in Q3 2020.
- Samsung regained the No.1 position globally in Q3 2020, thanks to a 2% YoY growth in shipments.
Data released by IDC late last month revealed that Samsung beat Huawei to regain global smartphone sales lead in the third quarter of the year. Market research firm Canalys has now revealed a list of the top 10 best-selling smartphones during the third quarter of the year.
Unsurprisingly, Apple's iPhone 11 was the most popular smartphone globally in the third quarter of the year. At the second spot was the iPhone SE 2020, which sold over 10 million units during the July-September period. Samsung's Galaxy A21s was the best-selling Android smartphone, followed by the entry-level Galaxy A11 in the fourth place. Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A51, which was the most popular Android phone in Q1 2020, dropped to the fifth spot in the third quarter. It is actually the most "expensive" Samsung phone on the list. Quite clearly, Samsung's best Android phones aren't the most popular.
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