Xiaomi’s entry-level Redmi 5A smartphone was the best-selling Android handset globally during Q1, 2018 according to Strategy Analytics. The report also states that the Galaxy S9 was the second-best selling Android smartphone around the world, while the iPhone X retained the title of best-selling smartphone overall.
Meanwhile, Counterpoint Research has also suggested that the Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A was the “best selling Android smartphone in March,” as well as ranking in third place overall behind the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus. Counterpoint also noted this is the first time a Xiaomi smartphone has grabbed the number one spot in global Android smartphone shipments.
According to Counterpoint’s “Market Pulse April Edition”, Apple’s iPhone X (3.4% market share) dominated the whole first quarter in 2018 to be the top smartphone. iPhone 8 Plus garnered 2.3% market share and Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A captured 1.8%.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A is one of the best low-end phones in the market coming in at around PKR 14,000. Redmi 5A features a 5.0-inch 720p screen. The phone is powered by the quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset and runs MIUI 9 out of the box, the latest software interface of Xiaomi.
Xiaomi’s flagship devices have been selling well too. Recently, the company has also partnered with Google to launch the Xiaomi Mi A1, its very first Android One smartphone. The company is currently 2nd most popular Company after Huawei in China and is expecting to capture the top position by 2020.
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