May 18, 2020, Kathmandu
Reports say that Samsung Galaxy A51 is the world’s best-selling Android smartphone in the first quarter of 2020.
The smartphone was launched in December 2019 while in Nepal, it came out alongside Galaxy A71 only on March 6, 2020. The successor to the Galaxy A50 and A50s was released in Nepal with the price tag of Rs. 38,399.
Read More Here: Samsung Announces New Galaxy A71 And Galaxy A51
With 6 million units shipped globally, Samsung Galaxy A51 has managed to capture a market share of 2%. Strategy Analytics also claims that Xiaomi Redmi 8 is the second most popular Android smartphone in the world. Likewise, another Xiaomi smartphone to enter the race is Redmi Note 8, with a 1.6 percent share.
Global Smartphone Marketshare – Top-Six Android Models in First Quarter of 2020 (Graphic: Business Wire)
Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “Global smartphone shipments reached a total of 275 million units in Q1 2020. The Android segment accounted for a dominant 86 percent share of all smartphones shipped worldwide in the quarter. The vast majority of smartphones sold globally today are Android models.”
As you can see in the bar diagram, Samsung dominated the top 6 positions worldwide in the first quarter of 2020. However, the only super-premium model among the top 6 is Samsung Galaxy S20+, which held the third position with a 1.7% share.
Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, Juha Winter added, “As mobile operators have reduced subsidies in recent years, and many countries are now tumbling into post-virus recession, smartphone consumers globally are becoming increasingly price-sensitive, and they are seeking out new Android models that deliver the biggest bang for their buck.”
The Galaxy A51 belongs to the mid-range A series that includes some features from the Samsung flagship. This report proves that buyers prefer more affordable models rather than flagship smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy A51 Specifications
- Display: 5-inches “Infinity-O” Super AMOLED panel with FHD+
- Resolution: 2400 x 1080 Pixels 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Exynos 9611; 10nm Mobile Platform
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 128GB (expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card)
- Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
– 48 MP, f/2.0 Primary
– 5MP, f/2.4 Macro lens
– 12MP, f/2.2 Super wide-angle lens
– 5MP, f/2.2 Depth sensor
– Single LED flash
- Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.2 aperture
- Body: 5 x 73.6 x 7.9mm / 172g
- SIM Card: Dual SIM (3 slots)
- Battery: 4000 mAh with 15W Quick Charge
- Sensors: On-Screen Fingerprint, Face Recognition
- Colors: Prim Crush Black / Blue / White
The specs do justice to a mid-range smartphone like the A51, but is it worthy of being on the top spot? Well, the stats certainly incline towards the popularity of affordable smartphones.
In the post-coronavirus era, users will likely be looking for Android smartphones that give value for money. The reports also suggest that “Android is entering a post-premium era.”
Do you own a Galaxy A51, or are you planning to? Let us know what do you think of the statistics!