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6 iPhone models among the top 10 best-selling phones in Jan 2021

By Cookie Monster - on 10 Apr 2021, 10:53am

6 iPhone models among the top 10 best-selling phones in Jan 2021

The Apple iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are among the best-selling phones in January 2021.

The Apple iPhone 12 lineup continued to sell well in the first month of the year according to Counterpoint Research's Market Pulse report. 

Six of the top 10 best-selling phones in January 2021 were iPhones; the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 took the first four positions while the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone SE 2020 attained 8th and 10th position respectively. 

Rounding up the top six were Xiaomi Redmi 9A and Redmi 9. The Samsung Galaxy A21S and Galaxy A31 managed to secure 7th and 9th position while the Galaxy Note20 lineup was nowhere to be seen in the list. The Galaxy Note20 Ultra was the best-selling 5G phone in September.

The stellar sales of the iPhone 12 models were attributed to the pent-up demand for 5G upgrades within the iOS user base and strong telco promotions. In addition, the later-than-usual launch of the iPhone 12 models resulted in sales spilling over into 2021.

This is line with what Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed during the company's Q1 2021 earnings call; Cook said that "both switchers and upgraders increased on a YoY basis" and the company saw "the largest number of upgraders" that it has ever seen in a quarter. Qualcomm also saw its revenue increased 62% YoY due to strong demand for the iPhone 12.

Counterpoint Research expects to see more mid-tier 5G phones making to the top 10 as phone makers continue to launch 5G devices across different price segments.

Source: Counterpoint Research

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