March 2, 2021: Smartphones are too important these days due to the connectivity they provide. This isn’t just improvements in phone calls and text messaging. But there are also the number of connectivity options available. We often end up buying them by referring to the articles that show the highest selling phones.
The year 2020 showed the importance of smart phone as all office works, classes, schools, were shifted to home. Work from home, online classes, online courses, increased the sale of electronic devices and specifically, smartphones.
Highest selling phones of 2020
Apple and Samsung dominate top selling phone lists for 2019.
And Apple’s iPhone 11 was the world’s best-selling phone in 2020, and no other smartphone even comes close.
The only other two brands that had their phones on the list of top 10 selling smartphones were Samsung and Xiaomi.
The highest selling phone of 2020: iPhone 11 and its specifications
|Processor Apple A13 Bionic|
|Front Camera 12-megapixel|
|Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel|
|Battery Capacity 3110mAh|
|Resolution 828×1792 pixels|
It was launched in 3 variants-
- 64 GB
- 126 GB
- 256 GB
Interestingly, Apple has five iPhones in the top 10 best-sold phones in the first half of 2020.
According to reports, Apple shipped 64.8 million units of iPhone 11 in 2020.
This is the second year in a row that an iPhone has been the best-selling smartphone in the world, according to sources. Last year, it was the iPhone XR which was the best-selling model.
The iPhone 11 is priced more affordably than its iPhone 11 Pro series, but it uses the same powerful Apple A13 Bionic chip on the inside, and features the same main and ultra-wide cameras as the Pro series. Sales of the iPhone 11 model reached a whopping 37.7 million in the first half of the year, basically repeating the success of the iPhone XR from last year, but at the end of the year iPhone 11 is was much ahead of last year’s best-selling iPhone XR.
More about Apple phones
Apple launched iPhone 11 alongside iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max last year. Prices of older iPhones including iPhone 11 reduced as the new iPhone 12 series debuted. iPhone 11 was a popular option during the festive sales in India. Apple’s new iPhone lineup was delayed this year with sales having started only recently. There are four iPhone 12 models starting at Rs 69,900.
iPhone SE which launched earlier this year bagged the second spot with a little over 10 million units shipped. Samsung occupied the majority of the top ten smartphones with Galaxy A21s almost at par with iPhone SE. Just below Galaxy A21s is Galaxy A11 followed by Galaxy A51. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9, Redmi 9 and Redmi 9A followed with around 6-8 million units shipped for each model.