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Five out of the Top Ten Smartphones were iPhones in April with Samsung's S9 Finally Edging Out Apple's iPhone X for Top Spot

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After being the number one smartphone for Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, the Samsung S9 inches out the iPhone X for April according to a new analytical report published this morning.


According Counterpoint, Samsung's S9 models ever so slightly edged out Apple's iPhone X and iPhone 8 models for April as noted in the chart below. Samsung's strength was in U.S., Canada and Asia Pacific areas.


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Interestingly while Apple and Samsung dominated the top 10 chart, Xiaomi is the only Chinese OEM who inched into the top ten smartphone models for April.


Apple's iPhone experienced a slight drop due to seasonality, according to Counterpoint and yet still had a great month with five models in the top 10, better than any other vendor taking spots 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9.


Apple's iPhone 7 showed strength in Asia Pacific and North America. Counterpoint didn't mention the iPhone 6 even though it sold as many units as the iPhone 7 and probably slightly more considering that the iPhone 6 was placed as the #7 smartphone and the iPhone 7 taking #9 with the same 1.4% market share.


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