Xiaomi has recently been talking about some of the features of the new Redmi K40 smartphone, and now we have official photos of Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro, which have appeared in the database of the Chinese regulator TENAA.
Redmi K40, with model number M2012K11AC, is equipped with a flat display with a hole for the front camera. The main camera unit looks like an elongated version of the Xiaomi Mi 11 camera. The camera features two large and two small lenses. On the right are the laser focusing module and LED flash.
The volume and power buttons are on the right, there are no buttons on the left, and there is no SIM card slot either. It should be on the bottom, near the USB-C connector.
Redmi K40 Pro is shown in a different color, however, there are no external differences. So far, TENAA confirms support for 5G (SA and NSA) and dual SIM. A full list of characteristics will be published shortly.
Lu Weibing, President of Xiaomi Group China and CEO of Redmi, posted on his page that the Redmi K40 will offer the highest performance, the best flat panel display, dual stereo speakers and long battery life.
The Redmi K40 series will be announced on February 25th.
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%.