iPhone 11 becomes the world’s second best-selling smartphone in 2019

Despite less than four months on sale, the iPhone 11 is the world’s second-best-selling smartphone in 2019 — second only to the iPhone XR, according tomedia reports. Apple’s iPhone took six seats in the top 10 smartphones for the year, with Samsung (3) and OPPO (1).

iPhone 11 becomes the world's second best-selling smartphone in 2019

The top iPhone XR has a market share of 3.0 percent, followed by the iPhone 11 with 2.1 percent. The relatively high ranking of the iPhone 11 shows how important the holiday sales period is after Apple’s September release, because the only reason it failed to beat the iPhone XR is that the iPhone XR has a longer full-year sales time than the iPhone 11.

iPhone 11 becomes the world's second best-selling smartphone in 2019

Among other iPhones, the iPhone 11 Pro Max came in eighth with 1.1% of the market, but the iPhone 11 Pro didn’t make the top 10. The remaining iPhones are the sixth-ranked iPhone 8 and the 10th-ranked iPhone XS Max, with a market share of 1.2%, 1.1% and 1.0%, respectively.

Although Samsung has three phones shortlisted, it can be seen that it is not the company’s high-end flagship, but the mid-range phone like the Galaxy A50. Among them, A50 ranked third with 1.8% market share, A10 and A20 ranked fourth and seventh, respectively, with 1.7% and 1.1% respectively. OPPO’s A5 came in fifth with 1.3%.

iPhone 11 becomes the world's second best-selling smartphone in 2019

In particular markets, Apple’s popularity varies significantly from region to country, with the iPhone in the top five, for example, accounting for nearly 30 percent of the region’s market share.

In Europe, the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11 came in second and third with 4% and 3% respectively, while the Samsung Galaxy A50 came in first with 5% of the market. Another of Apple’s top five regions comes from the “rest of the Asia-Pacific region”, where the iPhone XR has a 2% market share, behind the Galaxy A50 and OPPO A5.