Sources have published detailed information on the characteristics and price of the Galaxy XCover 5 rugged smartphone, rumors about which have been appearing on the Web for the last couple of months.
Galaxy XCover 5: New rugged Samsung smartphone with a 5.3-inch screen and IP68
According to WinFuture, the new smartphone will be equipped with a 5.3-inch TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels, an Exynos 850 SoC, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory.
The main camera is expected to use an image sensor with a resolution of 16 megapixels, as well as a lens with an aperture of f/1.8. The front camera will receive a 5-megapixel image sensor and an f/2.2 aperture lens.
The smartphone will receive a slot for microSD memory cards, NFC, Samsung Pay, Samsung Knox and Android 11 with One UI 3; Of course, it will meet the IP68 protection rating and the requirements of the American military standard MIL-STD-810G. The battery capacity will be 3000 mAh, the smartphone will support 15-watt charging.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 will sell for less than 300 euros.
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%.