There has already been a lot of speculation on the web about the characteristics of the promising OnePlus 9 flagship, but now we have their confirmation in the form of screenshots of AIDA64 apps for Android.
That OnePlus 9 is built on the Snapdragon 888 SoC, there was no doubt. Indeed, this platform is used in the device – this is indicated by its code designation (lahaina) in the Platform column. The amount of RAM was 8 GB, flash memory – 128 GB.
As you can see, the smartphone received a 6.55-inch display with Full HD + resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The battery capacity is 4500 mAh. As for the resolution of the sensors, it is clearly defined incorrectly: 4 megapixels is not enough for the front camera, and 12 megapixels is not enough for the main one. Most likely, a 16 Mp sensor is used in the front one, and a 48 Mp sensor in the main one. In general, according to rumors, the OnePlus 9 will have two sensors with a resolution of 48 megapixels.
OnePlus 9 Pro will have an adaptive screen refresh rate
We already know a lot about the new flagship OnePlus 9 Pro. This does not prevent us from continuing to collect leaks, especially since they exist.
Previous news on the 6.78-inch 120Hz display was reportedly incomplete. An insider claims that the display of the smartphone is made using LTPO technology. This means that the display will not be able to work at a constant frequency, for example, 120 Hz, but to adapt it to the content and change it automatically during use. Such adaptation will help to lower the screen frequency when there is no need to update the image very quickly. As a result, the autonomy of the smartphone increases.
Recall that the first to use this technology is the Apple Watch. There the Cupertinians used LG’s LTPO display. In smartphones, this technology became available only with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
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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, in comparaison 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 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%.