According to figures from Counterpoint Research, sales of premium smartphones (above $400) worldwide declined by 8% between the first quarters of 2021 and 2022, a poor performance compared to last year .
Apple archi-leader of the premium smartphone market
Apple naturally retains its leading position with 62% market share, thanks in particular to the iPhone 13 series. The manufacturer thus achieved its highest market share for a first quarter since 2017. In addition, it is the second consecutive quarter above the 60% market share mark for Apple.
Samsung premium Android smartphone market leader
Among premium Android smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G is the top-selling model for the first quarter of 2022. The Top 5 premium smartphones for this period are therefore composed as follows: • 1 - iPhone 13
• 2 - iPhone 13 Pro Max
• 3 - iPhone 13 Pro
• 4 - iPhone 12
• 5 - Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G