Intel AMA
Intel AMA

Apple iPhone 8 Plus becomes first Plus model to outsell smaller iPhone: Canalys

By Karthekayan Iyer | Published on 09 Nov 2017
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Apple reportedly sold 6.3 million iPhone 8 Plus and 5.4 million iPhone 8 in the third quarter. Canalys says Apple iPhone 7 was the best selling smartphone globally while Samsung remains the top smartphone brand.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus becomes first Plus model to outsell smaller iPhone: Canalys

Apple iPhone 8 Plus has outsold the smaller iPhone 8 in the third quarter of 2017, numbers from Canalys reveal. This is the first time a Plus model has outsold its smaller counterpart since the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014.

The analyst report from Canalys says that the iPhone 7 was the best selling smartphone globally in the third quarter of 2017 with shipments reaching 13 million units, while iPhone 6s came in a distant second with shipments reaching 7.9 million units. Samsung's Galaxy J2 Prime was the third best-selling smartphone with shipments of 7.8 million units, while Oppo took fourth and fifth place with its A57 and R11 smartphones. Oppo shipped 7.8 million and 7.2 million units of A57 and R11 respectively.

Canalys says worldwide smartphone shipments reached 375.9 million units in the third quarter, a growth of 5.9 percent over same period last year. Samsung remains the top smartphone brand globally with 82.8 million smartphone shipments in the third quarter. The company gained 8.2 percent market share in the last quarter due to strong demand for its Galaxy J series in markets like India and the Middle East. Canalys estimates Samsung to have shipped 4.4 million Galaxy Note 8 units in this quarter, delivering a positive result for the brand and dispelling the negative reputation earned with the Note 7 debacle.

Apple continues to maintain its second place in the top five vendors list with 46.7 million iPhones shipped in the third quarter. While Apple doesn't share shipment details of individual models, Canalys estimates the company to have shipped 11.8 million units of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus combined since it went on sale starting September 22. It shipped 6.3 million units of iPhone 8 Plus, higher than 5.4 million units of iPhone 8 shipped in the third quarter. "Shipments of older devices, such as the iPhone 6s and SE, saw an uptick in Q3," said Canalys Analyst Ben Stanton.

Huawei was the third largest smartphone brand with 17 percent growth in shipments to reach 39.1 million units in the third quarter. Chinese player Oppo and Xiaomi followed with a market share of 8 percent and 7.4 percent respectively. Xiaomi recorded the highest growth among the top five players with a growth of 86.9 percent in its smartphone shipments. Apple is expecting record profits in the fourth quarter, the first full quarter in terms of availability for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus while iPhone X will drive the average selling price higher next quarter. Huawei, meanwhile, would be hoping to drive its sales with the availability of Mate 10 series.

Karthekayan Iyer
Karthekayan Iyer

Email Email Karthekayan Iyer

Follow Us Facebook Logo Facebook Logo

Tags:
apple apple iphone 8 plus apple iphone 8 canalys iphone 8 plus shipment samsung huawei mobiles
Advertisements

Trending Articles

Advertisements

LATEST ARTICLES View All

Advertisements

Hot Deals View All

Samsung Galaxy M31s (Mirage Blue, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage) 6 Months Free Screen Replacement for Prime
Samsung Galaxy M31s (Mirage Blue, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage) 6 Months Free Screen Replacement for Prime
₹ 15499 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
Mi 10i 5G (Atlantic Blue, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)- 108MP Quad Camera | Snapdragon 750G Processor
Mi 10i 5G (Atlantic Blue, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)- 108MP Quad Camera | Snapdragon 750G Processor
₹ 23999 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
iQOO 7 5G (Storm Black, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) | 3GB Extended RAM | Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI | 6 Months Free Screen Replacement
iQOO 7 5G (Storm Black, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) | 3GB Extended RAM | Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI | 6 Months Free Screen Replacement
₹ 31990 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Charcoal Ink, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Charcoal Ink, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
₹ 22999 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
iQOO 7 5G (Monster Orange, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)| Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI | 3GB Extended RAM | 6 Months Free Screen Replacement
iQOO 7 5G (Monster Orange, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)| Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI | 3GB Extended RAM | 6 Months Free Screen Replacement
₹ 31990 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
DMCA.com Protection Status