Samsung has presented in India its new ultra-budget smartphone from the series of battery monsters – Samsung Galaxy M02.
Unlike the Galaxy M02s, which debuted in January, this is an even simpler and cheaper model. While the Samsung Galaxy M02s can be purchased for about $135, the Galaxy M02 does not exceed $100. However, the smartphone has a full version of Android 10 installed, not a stripped-down Android Go. The OS is supplemented with the proprietary Samsung One UI 2 user interface.
The smartphone is equipped with a 6.5-inch Infinity-V display with HD + resolution (1560 x 720 pixels) with a teardrop notch for a 5-megapixel front camera, a dual rear camera (13-megapixel main module and 2-megapixel macro), a quad-core SoC MediaTek MT6739W, 2 or 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of built-in flash memory and a 5000 mAh battery.
The phone supports two SIM cards 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n), Bluetooth 5, GPS and GLONASS. You can use microSD memory cards up to 1 TB, there is a micro-USB port, FM radio, 3.5 audio jack mm.
Sales in India will begin on February 7 at a temporary discounted price of $93, followed by $95.
Samsung Galaxy M02 Specifications
- 6.5-inch (1560 × 720 pixels) HD+ LCD Infinity-V display
- 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6739W 64-bit processor with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU
- 2GB / 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage, expandable up to 1TB via micro SD card
- Android 10 with Samsung One UI
- Dual SIM
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Dimensions: 164.0 x 75.9x 9.1mm; Weight: 206g
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, micro USB port
- 5,000mAh battery
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.