As it became known at the beginning of the week, Oppo decided to leave the base model Find X3 numbered “PEDM00” without the flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset. And although we saw the design of the bigger model Find X3 Pro a long time ago, the appearance of the base model remained in question.
Oppo Find X3 has appeared on live photos
It was possible to fill in the gaps with the help of the TENAA regulator, in the database of which live images of the smartphone appeared today. Oppo Find X3 repeats the design of the Find X3 Pro, which in turn was founded by the Chinese under the impression of the iPhone 12 Pro, as evidenced by the almost identical unit of the rear cameras.
As the network informant Digital Chat Station assures, the front panel will be a 6.78″ AMOLED screen with curved glass on the sides, a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a single hole for the front-facing in the left corner; and the main camera is based on a 50-megapixel IMX766 sensor. The flagship Oppo Find X3 family should launch in March.
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, smartphone sales were 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, in comparison with 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 belongs to 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%.