Xiaomi has returned to the sale of the inexpensive flagship smartphone Redmi K30S Extreme Commemorative Edition.
The model debuted in November 2020, but soon disappeared from store shelves due to a shortage of components. A week and a half ago, Xiaomi’s head of new products, Wang Teng Thomas, promised to fix the situation soon. And now, the promise is fulfilled.
Redmi K30S Extreme Commemorative Edition starts at $402 for the version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal flash storage, as well as $433 for the version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal flash storage.
The smartphone is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, equipped with a 144Hz OLED screen, a 20MP front camera, a 64MP triple camera and a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.
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%.