It is expected to have a 7.3 to 7.6-inch OLED screen, and it will also support a stylus similar to Samsung’s S Pen.
Earlier it was reported that the design of the foldable iPhone will resemble the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. When folded, it will be quite compact. Apple will use a chemically toughened ceramic safety glass that won’t break when folded.
It has also been reported that Apple has developed a new hinge design that hides inside the case rather than stays outside like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. The design also prevents dust from entering the interior of the device.
The smartphone should be equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB of flash memory, and its price will be around $ 1,500.
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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.