iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were the most popular devices in Q2: Strategy Analytics

Apple's iPhone 7 and 7Plus remained to be the most popular devices even after the release of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus while the latter acquired third and fourth place in popularity.

Apple's current smartphone flagships iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus remained to be the most popular mobile phones in the second quarter of 2017. Apple sold approximately 16.9 million units of iPhone 7 and 15.1 million units of iPhone 7 Plus through out the globe from April 2017 to June 2017.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were the most popular devices in Q2

The reports come in from Strategy Analytics which is a leading market research firm.

Juha Winter, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics stated,"iPhone 7 remains the world's most popular smartphone model overall, due to a compelling blend of user-friendly design, extensive supporting apps, and widespread retail presence for the device."

Samsung released Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in April and researchers at Security Analytics speculate that Samsung sold 10.2 million units of Galaxy S8 and 9 million units of Galaxy S8 Plus. The two devices were the third and fourth most popular devices in the third quarter.

"Samsung's Galaxy S8 has instantly become the world's most popular Android smartphone model, due to its attractive curved-screen design, a rich portfolio of software apps, and best-in-class retail distribution across dozens of countries," said Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics.

The fifth most sold device on the planet in the second quarter was none other than Xiaomi 4A which Strategy Analytics speculates, sold 5.5 million units.

Apple had given out a sales figure of 41 million units for iPhones however it did not provide a complete break down of the sale of each model. This means that the cumulative figure also includes iPhone 6S units sold.

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