According to Counterpoint Research, “global Smartphone revenues crossed the $100 billion mark in Q1 2021.” To cater to the needs of remote working and studying, smartphone production has increased. With the upcoming 5G network, many Smartphone manufactures have tied their laces and are onboard to deliver some of the best 5G ready devices in the market. So let’s take a look at the top 10 smartphones which were in high demand in quarter 1 of 2021.
(1) Apple iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 was the most sold smartphone in the first quarter of 2021. As per Counterpoint’s data, it made for 5% of the total smartphone sales globally in Quarter 1. The phone starts at 79900 INR on Apple’s official website, but if you’re lucky, you may get it for 66999 INR during promotional deals on various e-commerce platforms. It comes with a new HDR OLED screen, A14 Bionic SoC, two rear cameras – a wide-angle and an ultra-wide-angle one, both have 12-megapixel sensors, IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 min), 2815 mAh non-removable battery. It comes in six colours – Black, Blue, Green, Purple, White, and Product (RED).
(2) Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
The most expensive of the current apple’s iPhone lineup, iPhone 12 PRO Max stood at No. 2 in smartphone sales globally. This phone is available at a starting price of 129900 INR on Apple’s official website. Although it is available for Rs. 115,900 on a number of well-known e-commerce websites. The phone has a 6.70-inch touchscreen display and can charge wirelessly as well as using proprietary fast charging. It contains a 12-megapixel main camera with an f/1.6 aperture on the back, as well as a 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture, a 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture on the front for selfies.
(3) Apple iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 pro was the third best-selling smartphone in the first quarter of 2021. It’s not a surprise to see iPhone again on the list because the first quarter was mostly dominated by apple. This iPhone starts at Rs. 119000 on the official Apple website, but can be avail at ₹1,06,900.00 on a few other e-commerce websites. This iPhone has a 6.1-inch super retina XDR display, a 12-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.6 aperture, a 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture, a 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and a 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture on the front for selfies, as well as a 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
(4) Apple iPhone 11
Next on our list is again an apple iPhone but from the previous generation, it’s iPhone 11, the most affordable of all iPhones on the list. It starts at Rs. 54900, although you can still grab it at Rs. 50900 on some notable e-commerce websites. It runs onA13 Bionic chip and is available in six colours: purple, yellow, green, white, black, and (Product) Red. It boasts a 6.10-inch LCD screen, a 3110mAh battery that enables Wireless charging, and Face unlock instead of touch ID. The rear camera consists of 12 MP (wide) + 12 MP (ultra wide) lenses and the front camera has a 12 MP camera sensor.
(5) Xiaomi Redmi 9A
The first Android smartphone on our list is Xiaomi’s entry-level Redmi 9A. It was the top-selling Android phone globally. The phone comes with a 6.53-inch HD+ IPS display; with a 5000mAh battery; under the hood, it runs on an Helio G25 octa-core processor. Right now it’s running on android 10, MIUI 12. It has a single 12 MP rear camera with flash and has a 5 MP selfie camera.
(6) Xiaomi Redmi 9
The next highest-selling android device on our list is also Xiaomi, Redmi 9. It has a 6.53” HD+ Dot Drop display and 5000 mAh battery. It runs on Android 10 while MIUI 12 is the Rom. It includes a dual back camera setup with a 13 MP primary camera and a specialised 2MP depth sensor, as well as a Helio g35 CPU. It includes a 5 MP AI selfie camera on the front.
(7) Samsung Galaxy A12
Next on our list is Galaxy A12 from the world’s number one company ‘Samsung’. It starts at ₹12,800.00 for the 4/64 variant. The phone comes with a 6.50-inch touchscreen display and is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) processor. It runs on Android 10 and is powered by a 5000 mAh battery. It features a 48-megapixel main camera with an f/2.0 aperture on the back, a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture on the front, a 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture on the back, and an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.
(8) Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
During the first quarter of 2021, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 was the 8th most popular phone. It starts at Rs.11900. It has a 6.53 FHD+ display; a 48 MP main camera, an 8 MP wide-angle camera, 2 MP depth, 2 MP macro lens, and a 13 MP selfie camera. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G85, octa-core processor, and a 5020 mAh battery.
(9) Samsung Galaxy A21s
The Samsung Galaxy A21s was the ninth best-selling smartphone in the world in Q1-2021. The 6/64 GB version is priced at Rs.14589. It runs Android 10 and is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 850 CPU. It has a 5000mAh battery and a 6.5-inch HD+ display. It is equipped with triple camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP and a 13 MP front selfie camera. It runs on Android 10.
(10) Samsung Galaxy A31
At last, is another Samsung smartphone Galaxy A31 which has a 6.40-inch super AMOLED display. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6768 octa-core processor and a 5000 mAh battery. It has only a 6/128 GB variant which is priced at Rs. 19880. It has a quad rear camera setup 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP and a 20 MP selfie camera.