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Samsung Galaxy S9+Tops Global Smartphone Market
iPhone X Comes in Third
Samsung Galaxy S9+Tops Global Smartphone Market
  • By Cho Jin-young
  • June 11, 2018, 14:53
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Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S9+ ranked first in the global market with a share of 2.6% in April.
Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S9+ ranked first in the global market with a share of 2.6% in April.

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S9+ topped the global market in April. Apple's iPhone X came in third.

According to Counterpoint Research on June 8, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ ranked first with a 2.6% world market share in April. The Samsung Galaxy S9 ranked second. "Samsung Electronics achieved such positive performances through aggressive marketing activities and a cashback program," Counterpoint Research said.

Counterpoint Research predicted that the Samsung premium products’ putting up a good fight would continue until Apple's regular global promotion 'Back to School.'

Meanwhile, Apple iPhone X's market share stood third with 2.3%. Apple had five products in the top 10. As for Xiaomi products, the Redmi 5A ranked sixth and Redmi 5+/Note 5, 8th. This was the first time that Xiaomi took two places in the top 10.

The April rankings were generally lopsided toward the premium or low-priced product groups, Counterpoint Research explained