The most affordable 5G smartphone from Samsung this year could be the Galaxy A22 5G.
According to the source, the smartphone will receive a main camera with four sensors and a resolution of 48, 8, 2 and 2 megapixels. This is a fairly standard set for low-cost smartphones today. The front camera will have a resolution of 13 megapixels. The presence of the main 48-megapixel sensor allows us to hope for a good quality of photos, but, of course, the tests will show everything.
The source also says that the Galaxy A22, like the 2021 Galaxy A family, will be available in both 5G and 4G versions. In the first case, it is expected to be based on MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC.
It’s also worth noting that the Galaxy A21s and Galaxy A20 were some of the most popular smartphones in the world at the time, so the Galaxy A22 will be the successor to the bestsellers.
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%.