Galaxy A series smartphones have been outselling Samsung flagships lately. Recently, the Samsung Galaxy A72 smartphone appeared in the database of the popular Geekbench benchmark, and now a trusted insider with an excellent track record has published an official image of the smartphone.
The smartphone received a familiar design with a front-facing camera that is embedded in the top center of the screen. On the right are the volume control and power/lock buttons.
Previous leaks indicate that the Galaxy A72 will have a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, as well as a main camera that includes a main 64-megapixel image sensor, a 12-megapixel wide-angle and two 5MP modules.
The Geekbench listing database indicates that the 4G version of the smartphone is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC. The smartphone runs on Android 11 operating system and has 8GB of RAM. The 4G and 5G versions of the Galaxy A72 are expected to have identical specifications and differ in the SoC used.
The presentation of the smartphone is expected early this year.
IDC: The smartphone market has returned to growth
Experts of the analytical company IDC summed up the results of the fourth quarter of 2020 and the whole year in general on the smartphone market. As stated in the corresponding report, the smartphone market returned to growth. Sales in the fourth quarter of 2020 were 385.9 million units, which is 4.3% more than smartphones sold in the fourth quarter of 2019. At the same time, for the entire 2020, smartphones were sold 5.9% less than in 2019.
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At the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, Apple was named the market leader. It was able to increase sales in annual terms, that is, compared to the same quarter of the previous year, by 22.2% – from 73.8 to 90.1 million devices. This led to an increase in Apple’s share from 19.9% to 23.4%. The second place is occupied by Samsung, which in annual terms increased sales by 6.2%, as a result of which its share increased from 18.8% to 19.1%. The third place is taken by Xiaomi. Its share increased from 8.9% to 11.2%. The top five also include Oppo and Huawei. Also, The share of Oppo increased from 8.3% to 8.8%. The share of Huawei decreased from 15.2% to 8.4%.
As for 2020 as a whole, Samsung remained the leader with 20.6% of the market. Apple is in second place with 15.9%. The share of Huawei, which is in third place at the end of 2020, is 14.6%. The fourth-place belongs to Xiaomi, whose share is 11.4%, the fifth – to Vivo, whose share is 8.6%. In 2019, Samsung’s share was 21.6%, Apple’s 13.9%. Huawei – 17.5%, Xiaomi – 9.2%, Vivo – 8.0%.