Meizu will officially present the new flagships Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro in two days, but promotional materials and a photo of the box of the top model Meizu 18 Pro have already appeared on the Web. Judging by them, the smartphone camera will be very competitive.
Firstly, it will provide four sensors directly responsible for shooting, and the autofocus system uses lidar – like in the iPhone 12 Pro Max. This system is called Dark Vision.
The main sensor is close in size to an inch: its optical format is 1/1.3 inches. And its resolution is 50 megapixels. The camera also has a module with an ultra-wide-angle lens and an angle of view of 129° and a separate module for macro photography (with a focus distance of 2 cm). And, of course, an optical stabilization system is provided.
Also, promotional materials confirm the use of UFS 3.1 and LPDDR5 memories in the smartphone. Well, there was no doubt about the availability of Snapdragon 888. There is no data on the camera of the basic Meizu 18, but it will clearly have fewer sensors and definitely without a lidar. Also today, the battery capacity of Meizu 18 Pro has become known – 4500 mAh.
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%.