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Galaxy S22 Ultra became a best-seller thanks to the Note series’ death

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Last updated: June 23rd, 2022 at 13:52 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy S22 Ultra was the most popular Android smartphone in April. The flagship phone was followed by Samsung’s much cheaper Galaxy A13. And interestingly enough, both devices had a similar global market share.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra had a share of 1.5% in April, whereas Samsung’s second-most popular phone, the Galaxy A13, covered 1.4% of the market. The low-end Galaxy A03 Core was also able to capture a 1.4% share.

The fourth and last Samsung phone in the Top 10 list was the Galaxy A53 5G, which had a global market share of 1.3%. It was followed by rival Redmi Note 11 LTE, which held an equally-sized chunk of the global smartphone market. (via Counterpoint Research)

But despite the apparent success of the Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G, it was far from the most popular smartphone available for purchase in April 2022.

Apple led the global market with four iPhone models

The Galaxy S22 Ultra was the most popular Android smartphone in April, but counting other ecosystems, Apple took the lead with the help of four iPhone models.

The iPhone 13 had the largest global market share of 5.5%. Next was the iPhone 13 Pro Max with a 3.4% share, followed by the iPhone 13 Pro (1.8%) and the iPhone 12 (1.6%).

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is the Note customer’s first choice in 2022

You may have noticed that no other Galaxy S22 variant besides the Ultra made it in April’s Top 10 most popular smartphones.

According to market watchers, the Galaxy S22 Ultra enjoyed this level of popularity partly because it’s “the go-to device for existing Galaxy Note smartphone users” who are looking for an upgrade.

Samsung stopped developing new Galaxy Note smartphones after the Note 20 series. However, the company filled that market gap by turning the Galaxy S22 Ultra into a spiritual Galaxy Note successor, complete with a built-in S Pen and an Edge display.

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