Details and live photos of the body of a new Samsung smartphone, which has not yet been officially presented, have appeared on the network, which should join the line of “monsters” of the Galaxy M series.
We are talking about the Samsung Galaxy M12 model. It should be much cheaper than the mid-range Samsung Galaxy M51 smartphone, which debuted at the end of summer, but it will also boast a 7000mAh battery.
However, the source admits the likelihood that the Samsung Galaxy M12 will reach store shelves under the name Samsung Galaxy F12. Live photos also allow such duality in the names – the numbers SM-M127F / SM-F127G are engraved on the rear panel. It is noted that the device is being developed at a Samsung factory in India.
From the photo, you can note the new texture of the case, the Samsung brand on the back, a square block of the main camera with four holes for the sensors and an additional one for the flash. Unlike the Galaxy M11, the Galaxy M12 / F12 does not have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Most likely, the fingerprint sensor is located in the power button on the side.
On the bottom, there are cutouts for the USB Type-C port, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a speaker grill. Only the microphone hole is visible from above. According to preliminary data, the smartphone will receive a 6.7-inch screen.
Compared to the €360 Samsung Galaxy M51, the Samsung Galaxy M12 could be more than half the price. The price is expected to be around 149 euros (about $175). The debut should take place before the end of the year.
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This amount of shipments still is 4 million fewer units than the same period last year. However, it’s an expressive result if we take the COVID-19 pandemic the account. Quarterly, the overall market grew by 22%. Samsung, to no one surprise, has kept its domain as the worldwide smartphone market leader. The South-Korean company amassed 80.2 million shipments thanks to a hike of 50% in smartphone sales during the Q3. The company saw an expressive increase in the sales of mid-range phones. Samsung has been successful in that it has stolen Xiaomi’s position in the Indian market and became the market leader once again.
In the second place, we have Huawei. The Chinese company managed to sell 51.7 million smartphones. That is an impressive number if you consider how the company is struggling with the US ban and for how many times it is running without Google services. However, the company still is suffering a decline compared to last year when it managed 66.8 million sales. While Huawei is losing space, other Chinese companies are gaining space in Global markets. Xiaomi, for example, managed to dethrone Apple and take third place with 47.1 million shipments during the last three months. This is a remarkable increase of 45% over last year. Xiaomi has become the fastest-growing company in the Q3.