Samsung continues to flood the market with its devices. Earlier this month, the new Galaxy M12 smartphone received several certifications, including from the Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG. Later, the device was also certified by the Bureau of Standards of India (BIS) and the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The smartphone has now received certification from the body of the National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC). This certificate finally confirmed the commercial name of the device.
On the device page in NBTC, it is said that the Samsung smartphone will enter the market under the expected name Galaxy M12. Unfortunately, other than confirming the lack of support for 5G networks, more information on the characteristics of the device is not provided.
Earlier Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certifications showed that the smartphone will support 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and the firmware will be based on Android 11. Also, the FCC certificate confirmed that the Galaxy M12 will have a 6000 mAh battery.
The device was recently spotted in the Geekbench benchmark as well. The smartphone page revealed that the heart of the device will be Samsung’s own Exynos 850 SoC, and will be helped by at least 3 GB of RAM.
We also got renders of the Galaxy M12 earlier; which showed that the device has a 6.5-inch display with a teardrop notch for the front camera. The device is equipped with a square main camera block and a side fingerprint scanner.
Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi topped the smartphone market in Q3 2020
Analytical agency Gartner has published another report on the smartphone market. As it turned out, in the third quarter of this year, 366 million smartphones were sold worldwide; which is 5.7% less than in the same period last year. And although the drop is noticeable, it is less than 20%; which the market fell by in the first half of the year.
Samsung is still the leader with 80.82 million units sold and 22% of the market. In general, of the Top 5 manufacturers, only Samsung and Xiaomi were able to increase sales – by 2.2% and 34.9%, respectively. Huawei is in second place with 51.83 million smartphones sold – its market share is 14.4%. Xiaomi sold 44.41 million smartphones – equivalent to a market share of 12.1%.
Apple is in fourth place. Between July and September, the company sold 40.6 million smartphones – its market share was 11.1%. Interestingly, Oppo is not far from Apple. In the third quarter, it sold 29.89 million smartphones (the market share of this company is 8.2%).