NEW YORK — Which smart phones have sold out?
It’s a question the smartphone industry has struggled with for years, but it’s now being asked more directly after a new study released Wednesday suggested smart phones could outsell their conventional counterparts by as much as a third in 2019.
The study from research firm Kantar Worldpanel found that the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S7 were the top selling smartphones in 2019, and that the Samsung Galaxy X will outsell the HTC 10 and HTC 10 Plus.
Samsung’s Galaxy X and HTC’s Galaxy S9 were also the top-selling smartphone models in 2018.
The next three most popular smartphones were the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus, according to the study.
“There’s a new level of sophistication in smartphone design,” said Kyle Feldscher, CEO of Kantar.
In a survey of 2,100 people, consumers also rated the performance of their smartphones on a scale of one to 10.
Kantar also asked consumers which smartphone would get them the most money, and the Galaxy S6 ended up winning.
There are more than two million models of smartphones in use worldwide.
If consumers buy a smartphone for $400 or less, that device can be resold for $250 to $500, said Paul O’Neill, vice president of research for Kantar Consumer, a research and advisory firm.
For many consumers, the smartphone has become a secondary device, but they can still save money by using a secondary phone, Feldschers said.
But the study found that if consumers spend $1,000 or more on a smartphone, they will spend more money in 2019 than they did in 2018, when Samsung sold about 7 million phones worldwide.
Samsung, which manufactures some of the most popular smartphone models, including the Galaxy X, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4, sold about 4 million smartphones in 2018 compared to 2.6 million in 2019 and 3.1 million in 2018 in the United States, according the study released by Kantar and Kantar Partners.
The iPhone and Galaxy devices accounted for nearly 70 percent of the smartphone market in the second quarter, up from 62 percent in the first quarter, according Kantar, and Samsung sold 2.2 million phones last quarter compared to 1.5 million in the same period last year.
Kantaro is the same firm that commissioned the new study.
Its new study was conducted during the same quarter as the study by Kantaro and found that smartphones accounted for more than half of smartphone sales in 2019 compared to about 40 percent in 2018 according to its study.
“I don’t think people are necessarily worried about the smartphone becoming more expensive, or more expensive than the tablet or laptop,” Feldschar said.
“They’re more worried about being able to buy a smart phone.”
Samsung’s latest Galaxy X smartphone costs $600, but that smartphone is the first smartphone to come with the Samsung Pay mobile payment service.
As smartphones become more sophisticated, the ability to pay for products on-the-go is becoming more important.
The U.K. retailer Boots is offering its customers the option to buy up to eight devices in one order, with the ability for customers to switch devices as needed.
Users can also buy the Samsung X in its original, foldable packaging, and it’s also available in a number of other packaging configurations.
Apple, which launched the iPhone 5 in September 2007, has sold more than 30 million iPhones in its history.
Apple and Samsung both released a number that showed how smartphones could outdo the iPad Pro and Apple Watch in the mid- to high-end smartphone market.
The Samsung Galaxy, for instance, has a 5.7-inch display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 3,000mAh battery.
It has an aluminum frame, and is made of plastic.
Apple’s iPhone 5S is a premium smartphone that costs $749, and has a 16-megacyl pixel resolution, a higher-resolution display and a Snapdragon 810 processor.
However, it has a larger 4.7 inches screen, a larger display and comes in a range of other colors.
Apple also released a range called the “iPhone 7,” which features a 5-inch screen, an 8-megapixels resolution and is a little less expensive.
Unlike the Samsung, which sells its iPhone in a variety of packaging configurations, Apple’s iPhone 7 comes in its normal form.
The Apple Watch has sold millions of units and was introduced in January 2018.
Apple says it’s the world’s most popular fitness tracker.
When it comes to technology, the Samsung and Apple products have an advantage over one another, said Feldsche.
“In many ways, Samsung has done better than Apple,” Felds said.
“But in some ways, Apple has done worse.”