In recent years, smartphone manufacturers have gradually increased the refresh rate of the screen image. If earlier smartphones were equipped with 60 Hz displays, now they are equipped with screens with a refresh rate of 90, 120 and 144 Hz. Nubia President Ni Fei has announced that the refresh rate of the Nubia Red Magic 6 will reach a new maximum and set a new record. The exact value is not reported, presumably, we are talking about a refresh rate of 160 Hz.
The company previously officially confirmed that the smartphone will receive a Snapdragon 888 SoC, a 4500 mAh battery and 120W ultra-fast charging.
In addition, it will receive a unique design and an active cooling system with a fan. Ni Fei added that they not only strengthened the fan, but also made a real breakthrough in cooling technology. An efficient cooling system will be used not only in games, but also in the 120-watt wired charging process.
The Nubia Red Magic 6 will be the first flagship powered by Snapdragon 888 with active cooling.
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%.