Samsung is preparing to release a whole series of low-cost smartphones. Reliable confirmation of the imminent release of the Galaxy F62, Galaxy F12, Galaxy A72 and Galaxy A52 5G has appeared on the official Samsung website.
Samsung Galaxy F62, Galaxy F12, Galaxy M02, Galaxy A72 5G and Galaxy A52 5G were found in the Samsung support section of different regions. At the beginning of the week, the Galaxy A72 4G has appeared on the Russian Samsung site, and now a smartphone with the model number SM-A725M / DS was found on the Caribbean site of Samsung.
All of these models are expected to be unveiled by Samsung in various countries in February. The Samsung Galaxy F62 (SM-E625F / DS) and Galaxy F12 are set to debut in India, while the Galaxy A72 and Galaxy A52 will appear in many regions, including Russia, Australia and Europe. The Galaxy M02 will be available in Thailand and the Caribbean, which already has support pages for it.
Apple finally defeated Samsung in the global smartphone market
Apple overtook Samsung to become the world’s leading smartphone brand amid record sales of iPhone smartphones. The company showed a huge jump in the last quarter of last year, while Huawei‘s position weakened greatly.
According to Counterpoint Research, shipments of iPhone smartphones increased 22% in the previous quarter. The surge is driven by the release of the iPhone 12 lineup, which supports fifth-generation networks. Also, sales of previous models did not fall, the demand for which is stable after the price decline.
The company has shipped 90 million smartphones and has more than 23% market share. Analysts note that Apple has strengthened its position in the premium segment of smartphones in China. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, two of the top three selling premium smartphones in China are from Apple.
The second place in the quarter belongs to Samsung, which received about 19% of the market. The third place went to Xiaomi, followed by Oppo and Vivo, which took the fourth and fifth places, respectively. Huawei dropped to 6th place.
If we consider the results for the year, then Samsung is in the lead, Apple is second, Huawei is third, followed by Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Realme. The latter was the fastest growing brand in the past year.
Counterpoint Research’s data is broadly consistent with estimates by another analyst firm, IDC, which we have already published.