iPhone 8 was reportedly the best-selling smartphone in May 2018


Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are among the most desired phones on the market. First introduced back in September 2017, the pair quickly hit the top spot in the smartphone market, with millions of units sold.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 take some design hints from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. However, Apple re-adopted the glass back design which was once a fan favorite with iPhone 4. Both devices still shine on the market even though Apple releases a special iPhone X.

According to the latest reports, Apple iPhone 8 was the best-selling smartphone in May 2018, beating out the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. In April, the iPhone 8 finished second, with more than 10 million units shipped.

Apple and Samsung are facing a lot of competition in the market. The Chinese smartphone markers are now dominating the emerging markets. Xiaomi Redmi 5A has seen a strong growth in sales since the launch day. The Redmi 5A costs only $90 out there, helping the device rank among the best-selling phones on the market.

Xiaomi has been working on new smartphones. Sources say that new phones will belong to the mid-range smartphone segment. According to reports, the Redmi 5A saw a 2 percent rise in shipments in May 2018. Besides, the Huawei P20 Lite also hit the top 10 ranking in May 2018. The device’s shipments saw a 1, 4 percent rise on the market. Huawei’s main rival, Oppo reported a 1, 2 percent rise in shipments.

Apple iPhone X finished third in May 2018. Apple’s special iPhone model saw a 2, 3 percent in shipments. Previously, Apple iPhone X was the best-selling phone in the first three months of the year, with more than 16 million units sold.

Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone models in September this year. The company is rumored to release three new iPhone models, including a 6.1 inch iPhone. The device will belong to the mid-range smartphone segment. This means that it will lack some important features to achieve a lower price tag. Besides, there will be an iPhone X Plus, with a lot of premium features and innovative skills.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S10 to arrive at MWC 2019

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