Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 was the must-have Android at the end of 2019, data shows – CNET


Xiaomi’s phone came out last September.

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Apple‘s iPhone XR might’ve been the best selling phone of 2019, but data from market analyst Canalys shows that Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 was the best-selling Android at the end of 2019. The device claimed the top spot in Quarter 4 in global sales. The brand’s Redmi Note 7 was also a hot item last year, according to the data. 

Behind the Redmi Note 8, best selling phones for Q4 included Samsung‘s Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30s and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Read more: Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Pro 5G: Release date, specs, price, features and a 108-megapixel camera

The Redmi Note 8 was announced last August and released the following month. The phone features a 6.3-inch screen with Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor, a 48MP rear camera and a 13MP front-facing camera. it also runs on Android 9.0 Pie. 

Originally published Feb. 26 at 12:49 p.m. PT.
Update, at 12:55 p.m. PT: Adds phone specs. 

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