Quite a number of phones have been pushed to the market since the first quarter of 2017 till date , but only a few of them made a lasting impression says  research firm Strategy Analytics in its latest  lists of world’s top five smartphones during the quarter in view .

The latest press release  available on the firm website revealed Apple as of today  accounts for two of the world’s top five smartphone models , while the third place is firmly held by one of Oppo’s Smartphone . Samsung mobile , despite the galaxy Note 7 debacle still managed to get hold of the 4th and 5th position in the top five during Q1 2017.

To set the record straight , the  iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus  which are expected to be replaced by the iphone 8 soon are both at the top echelon  having shipped a total of  shipped 21.5 million units and 17.4 million units representing 6 percent and 5 percent  marketshare worldwide in Q1 2017 .

OPPO  , despite not having a strong presence in the West beat Samsung  to  find itself a seat in third place with its R9s, whose total shipment and market share amounts to  8.9 million units and  3-percent respectively .

Lastly , Samsung mobile whose latest flagship- the galaxy S8 was only recently launched and having suffered so much embarrassment with the Galaxy Note 7 battery explosion managed to snatched the 4th and 5th position all thanks to its Galaxy J3 and galaxy J5 .  The Samsung galaxy J3 shipped a total of 6.1 million units representing 2 percent Market shares , while the J5 total shipment added up to 5.0 million units with just 1 percent.

The report further hinted that total smartphones shipment amounted to a whooping  353.3 million units in Q1 2017  , a figure which infer that 1 in every 6 smartphones shipped worldwide during the quarter was one  either one of iphone 7 , iphone 7 plus , oppo R9s , the J3 and J5 .

Source  SA

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