On March 17, the official premiere of the Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 smartphones is expected, but the bigger model has already appeared in front of the camera lens for the so-called unboxing. The video is accompanied by detailed device specifications.
Let’s start with the specs. The smartphone received a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution and a frame rate of 90 Hz. The hardware platform is Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (the 5G version of this model uses the more powerful Snapdragon 750G), the software platform is Android 11 with One UI 3.1.
The main camera is represented by sensors with a resolution of 64, 8, 12 and 5 megapixels, the front camera is embedded, with a sensor with a resolution of 32 megapixels. The smartphone received a USB-C port and stereo speakers – for the first time in the Galaxy A lineup. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh, and 25W charging is available. The power supply unit is missing in the box – at least not in the video. But there is a clip for the SIM tray and a protective silicone case. We know from a previous leak that the smartphone has IP67 rating protection against dust and water.
The Galaxy A72 4G has two versions – with 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of flash memory.
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 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%.