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iPhone XR was the world’s best-selling smartphone in 2019, according to shipping estimates

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We rarely find cases like the iPhone XR. Announced in September 2018 along with the iPhone XS and XS Max, its recommended retail price was lower than that of its big brothers , although in exchange for having a lower resolution screen (Liquid Retina IPS LCD vs. Super Retina OLED), and a main camera instead of two (despite being able to take pictures in portrait mode).

iPhone XR was the world’s best-selling smartphone in 2019, according to shipping estimates
iPhone XR was the world’s best-selling smartphone in 2019, according to shipping estimates

This price-performance ratio made it one of the best-selling smartphones of 2018, but also of 2019 . The arrival of the next generation, with the iPhone 11 as its successor, has not posed a problem for the iPhone XR to continue to top the lists. It is not difficult to find this terminal at a much lower cost than a year ago.

According to data provided by Omdia, Apple shipped in 46.3 million iPhone XRs in 2019. According to this data, this model would have been the most sold in that year above the iPhone 11, with 37.3 million , and the Galaxy A20, the first Samsung terminal to appear on the list, with 30.3 million units. The figure is significantly higher than in 2018, when 23.1 million of this model were shipped.

The iPhone 8 also appears in the ranking occupying the seventh place with 17.4 million smartphones sold in 2019. Not bad if we consider that it is a model launched in September 2017, with a 4.7-inch LCD Retina IPS screen, an Apple A11 Bionic processor and 2 GB of RAM. If Apple announces the “iPhone 9” at the end of March, as rumours have it, it’s quite likely that the latter will take its place.

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The iPhone 11 Pro Max (17.6 million) and 11 Pro (15.5 million) also have their place with the sixth and ninth positions, respectively. Finally, it is curious that no high-end Samsung smartphones are listed . While the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are in 2018, it is the “A” range that has taken all the limelight in 2019.

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