Apple led the global best-selling smartphone list with five models, followed by Samsung and Xiaomi with four and one smartphones respectively, according to Counterpoint’s Global Monthly Handset Sales Tracker for April 2022. The top 10 models captured 21% of the total smartphone market.
Apple models in the top 10 accounted for 89% of its total sales for the month, according to Counterpoint Research. Owing to its slim portfolio, Apple has always had multiple models in the best-sellers list. With a broader and more diverse portfolio, Samsung’s top models made-up just 22% of its total sales.
Counterpoint says this month’s best-sellers list saw an increase in the number of 5G-enabled smartphones, rising to a new high of seven models. The 5G smartphones on the list represent a third of the total 5G smartphone sales. 5G capability has become a standard offering in flagships and its presence is increasing in lower price bands as well.
Apple continues to do well with three of its latest iPhone 13 models capturing the top three spots. Unlike its last generation, the non-Pro iPhone 13 model has maintained a lead every month since launch and has done better than the Pro variants in terms of sales in most large markets, according to Counterpoint. The recently launched iPhone SE 2022 saw triple digit MoM growth, entering the top 10 list.