What’s interesting is that we’re seeing to fairly old devices make it in the top 5: the 2012 Samsung Galaxy S III at the third place, and the equally old iPhone 4s at number five.
“The presence of the Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB and iPhone 4s 8GB in the top five is testament to the enduring appeal of these models and the vendors strong brand, enabling a long and profitable lifecycle, that other vendors can only dream of,” said Nick Spencer, ABI’s director for mobile devices.
Another interesting trend is the appearance of Xiaomi, a company often called ‘the Apple of China’, with its Redmi smartphone, a great bang-for-the-buck phone selling for just $130. Sony and LG also made it in the top 20, while Huawei dropped out.
source: ABI Research