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  • Tracking firm Canalys has revealed the most popular high-end phones in Q1 2023.
  • Apple iPhones accounted for four of the top five spots.
  • The Galaxy S23 Ultra was the top Android phone, with other S23 models making the list too.

The smartphone industry is currently in a slump right now in terms of total shipments, with a double-digit drop compared to a year ago. But it turns out that the high-end phone segment ($500 or higher) has bucked the trend.

Tracking company Canalys revealed that the high-end segment grew by 4.7% compared to a year ago. The firm also dished out a list of the top 15 most popular high-end phones by sell-in (sales to retailers).