Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have remained the world’s most popular smartphones, beating out Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets according to numbers released by market research firm Strategy Analytics.

Apple’s current iPhone lineup has posted impressive results for the quarter that ran from April through June, with Apple having shipped an estimated 16.9 million iPhone 7 units and 15.1 million iPhone 7 Plus units worldwide during that time period. The numbers are based on the firm’s latest Smartphone Model Tracker report.

Third and fourth place are taken by Apple’s biggest competitor in such statistics, Samsung. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are without doubt the most popular Android phones on the market, and with good reason. Both phones are excellent options, and sales have been strong as a result since their release in April.

iPhone 7 remains the world’s most popular smartphone model overall, due to a compelling blend of user-friendly design, extensive supporting apps, and widespread retail presence for the device.

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ shipments came in at 10.2 million and 9 million, which accounts for 3% and 2% global market share, respectively during the quarter in question.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has instantly become the world’s most popular Android smartphone model, due to its attractive curved-screen design, a rich portfolio of software apps, and best-in-class retail distribution across dozens of countries.

Apple has previously claimed it sold around 41 million iPhones last quarter, and although it does not break those sales down into specific models, it is clear that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the big sellers ahead of any other iPhone currently available.

The final smartphone in the top five was Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi’s budget Redmi 4A handset, which is reported to have shifted an estimated 5.5 million units during the period.

(Source: Strategy Analytics)

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