Apple sold 21.5 million units in Q1 2017 capturing a total market share of 6.1 percent.
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That made Oppo the first Chinese smartphone brand to have a device ranked among the top-five most popular models in the world, Strategy Analytics executive director Neil Mawston told the South China Morning Post. The report states that Apple is the second most preferred buying brand in the country, and smartphone penetration has been increasing at a rapid pace year-on-year in India, creating a massive opportunity.
During the first quarter of 2017, the Apple iPhone 7 was titled as the best-selling smartphone, according to data from Strategy Analytics.
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Interestingly, the second spot was taken by the elder sibling i.e. iPhone 7 Plus with 17.4 million units sold capturing a market share of 4.9 percent.
China-based OPPO Electronics' R9s smartphone was the third-most sold smartphone in the world over the cited period with 8.9 million units.
R9s, which is OPPO's flagship 4G handset with key features like dual-SIM connectivity and fingerprint security, was followed by Samsung with two of its mid-range device - Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J5 - wrapping up the top five. Samsung Galaxy J3 (6.1 million) 5.
Business Insider last month found critical flaws in the Oppo R9s software and camera made the phone a hard value proposition even at the competitive price.
Mawston pointed out that Oppo's previous flagship 4G model, the R9, was the world's sixth best-selling smartphone in the second quarter of a year ago. While global iPhone unit sales were down marginally year on year, the company had plenty to cheer about its performance in India. Adding other iPhone 7 handsets to the figure, Apple's lineup accounted for eleven percent of the first quarter sales.