Samsung's Galaxy A21s was the best-selling Android phone in Q3 2020

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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.

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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.

Samsung's Galaxy A31 and Galaxy A01 Core were also among the ten most popular phones during the period.

Xiaomi held three of the ten spots, with its Redmi Note 9 capturing the No.6 position. The other two Xiaomi phones that made it to the top 10 were the Redmi 9 and Redmi 9A.

Samsung Galaxy A21

Samsung's Galaxy A21 is a budget-friendly phone that comes with a modern design and quad rear cameras. It also offers a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging and a big 6.5-inch screen.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
1 Comment
  • Think it's showing a big shift in how people are now looking at smartphones.