Despite the setbacks (the second year of the pandemic, the semiconductor crisis, etc.), 2021 was a good year for the mobile market. And just like in 2020, Apple once again had the best-selling phone : the iPhone 12.
This is indicated by the list published by the firm Counterpoint Research, which brings together the 10 smartphones that sold the most in 2021 . Do you want to know the rest? Well, join us to discover them.
The 10 best-selling mobile phones of 2021, there is not an Android in the top 5 positions!
The apple brand achieved a devastating dominance in the 2021 mobile market. The iPhone 12, 12 Pro Max and iPhone 13 occupied the first three places on the list of best-selling terminals in the year with 2.9%, 2.2% and 2.1% of global sales respectively.
This represents about 40 million units of the iPhone 12 , 30 million of the 12 Pro Max and about 29 million units of the iPhone 13. Completing the top five on the list are other Cupertino smartphones: the iPhone 12 Pro e iPhone 11.
An Android phone finally appears in sixth place: the Samsung Galaxy A12, which accounted for 2% of global mobile sales . The kings of the quality and price ratio occupy seventh place in this ranking with the Xiaomi Redmi 9A whose sales accounted for 1.9% of the global share. To finish the list there are two other terminals of the apple brand (iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 13 Pro Max) and the Xiaomi Redmi 9 that occupies the tenth position.
The market prefers luxury Apple terminals, but cheap Android ones
It is surprising that, although the top 5 places on the list are occupied by high-end mobiles, the Android phones that appear in the ranking are from the economic range of the Chinese manufacturer and the Korean brand. None of the flagships from Xiaomi, Samsung or any other Android manufacturer have managed to sneak into the best sellers of 2021 .
And you… Do you think that 2022 will be the year in which high-end Androids manage to become the best sellers? Let us know in the comments.