As per the recent report, Samsung’s Galaxy A12 surpassed Apple in the list of 10 most shipped smartphones last year. Apple has far fewer models than its competitors, which has consistently ranked first, second and highest.
The Samsung Galaxy A12 was first released in Q4 2020, and the quarterly shipments have completely exceeded 10 million units since 2021, except in the second quarter, when Samsung has been forced to stop due to the re-spread of COVID-19 in India and Vietnam.
It recorded a total of 51.8 million units in 2021. It is Samsung’s first model to cross 50 million in a single year with a single model and is number one in terms of shipments among the 1,000 smartphone models shipped worldwide.
As competition with Chinese companies strengthens, Samsung has been strengthening its mid-and low-end lineups, and from 2019, the lower-end J series was integrated with the A-series. Also, Samsung is continuously expanding its A-series models to adopt multi-cameras and add features that are loved by consumers.
Where Apple ranked second to fourth, in the iPhone 12, 13 and 11 shipped a total of 41.7, 34.9, and 33.6 million units, respectively. These are the common models in the series where iPhones are cheaper than Pro and Pro Max.
And the Fifth-ranked model is Xiaomi’s Redmi 9A. Xiaomi shipped a total of 26.8M Redmi 9A units and the average selling price of the model was $78 per year. However, Samsung’s Galaxy A02 ranks last in the top 10.
In the top 10, Apple has a total of seven models, Samsung two and Xiaomi one model. Compared to last year, Apple has added two more models, while Samsung has two lower models. Like last year, Xiaomi put a model in the top 10, but the ranking has risen from 9th last year to 5th this year.