Samsung Galaxy A52 unboxing video appeared before the announcement
The video once again confirms that the package contains only a clip for removing the SIM card tray and a transparent silicone case. The video also shows the use of the smartphone in various applications.
The Samsung Galaxy A52 will be the first Samsung mid-range smartphone since 2017 to be officially water-resistant (IP67 or IP68). It is expected to sport a 6.5-inch Infinity-O AMOLED display. The 4G version will have a refresh rate of 90Hz, while the 5G model will have a refresh rate of up to 120Hz.
The smartphones will be powered by Snapdragon 720G and Snapdragon 750G SoCs, respectively. The main camera is expected to use image sensors with a resolution of 64, 12, 5 and 5 megapixels. The front camera will be 32MP. The smartphone will receive a 4500 mAh battery with support for 25 W fast charging, as well as Android 11 with One UI 3.1.
The presentation of the Samsung Galaxy A52 is expected on March 17th.
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.
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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%.