The popular benchmark AnTuTu platform has published the first smartphone performance rating this year, which continues an obvious trend: as new devices on Snapdragon 888 are released, they will fill the top lines of the charts. And now Vivo IQOO 7 is in the topmost position with 728 784 points. The leader of the last month, Xiaomi Mi 11, has dropped to the second line, and it is also built on the basis of the new 5nm Qualcomm chip. While these are all representatives of the Snapdragon 888 SoC, they are followed by smartphones on Kirin 9000 and a lot of devices with Snapdragon 865 on board. Please note that 8 out of 10 top smartphones received a 12/256 GB memory configuration. The trend is evident.
In the mid-range segment, there have been no significant changes either: at the top, we have MediaTek SoCs while Kirin makes up the majority of the rankings. Just mark the appearance in the list of the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G on Snapdragon 750G. Recall that the AnTuTu numbers today, although not a true indicator of performance, allow us to trace trends. The real performance of each smartphone can only be measured by real tasks.
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.
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%.