Galaxy S7 Edge rules best-selling Android smartphone list, surprisingly followed by J2

A number of research firms have come out with their Q2 or overall H1 2016 smartphone sales reports, unanimously concluding Android as a whole continued to surge, while iOS lost a bit of steam, and Windows plunged closer than ever to absolute market irrelevance.

As far as OEMs go, Samsung enjoyed a couple of remarkable quarters on Galaxy S7’s rampant success, Apple didn’t manage to keep the iPhone 6s in the limelight or turn the SE into an instant massive hit, with Chinese companies such as Huawei, OPPO and Vivo soaring to varying degrees.

But what about the world’s most popular smartphone models during the year’s first half? Well, we know the GS7 outsold the iPhone 6s (stateside in the three months leading to May, at least), and Strategy Analytics confirms the Galaxy S7 Edge was indeed the top-selling Android handheld through the end of June, at an estimated 13.3 million units.

Its non-curved sibling performed decently too, racking up a solid 11.8 million copies shipped in less than 120 days on store shelves, but in a shocking turn of events, the entry-level Samsung Galaxy J2 somehow won the silver medal, with 13M unit sales and 2.3 percent share.

That’s 2.3 percent of all Android devices worldwide, as the Huawei P9, OPPO R9 and Vivo X7 reportedly chased the podium, ultimately settling for top ten showings, we presume.

Source: Strategy Analytics

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