Apple would top the global list of best-selling smartphones with five models, followed by Samsung and Xiaomi with four and one smartphone respectively, according to Counterpoint’s Global Monthly Handset Sales Tracker for April 2022. The top 10 models captured 21% of the total smartphone market. .
Apple’s iPhone models in the top 10 accounted for 89% of its total sales for the month. Due to its thin wallet, Apple has always had several models in the bestseller list. With a broader and more diverse portfolio, Samsung’s top models only accounted for 22% of its total sales.
Apple continues to do well with three of its latest iPhone 13 models capturing the top three spots. Unlike its last generation, the non-Pro iPhone 13 model has maintained a lead every month since its launch and outperformed the Pro variants in terms of sales in most major markets.
The iPhone 12 took 4th place with increased sales in Japan and India. It is the only model in the list that was present in the bestseller list in April 2021.
Samsung captured four spots in the list and its latest flagship, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, took fifth place overall. The successor to the Galaxy Note series after a two-year hiatus has become the go-to device for current Galaxy Note smartphone users.
Galaxy A-series devices, positioned at different price points and targeting different customers, helped Samsung capture three more spots. The newly launched Galaxy A13 seems to replicate the success of the Galaxy A12 series last year. Over 50% of its sales come from India and LATAM combined. It recorded the highest MoM growth among the smartphones on the list.
Despite stable sales in April, the Redmi Note 11 LTE, which contributed 11% to Xiaomi’s total sales, maintained a spot in the top 10 in April. With a quarter of all Note 11 LTEs sold in CALA in April, the region is emerging as one of Xiaomi’s main growth drivers. The brand has faced supply issues and its overall sales are down around 25% from April 2021.