Samsung retains the top spot in the global ranking of smartphone brands by production in Q3, 2020. While its biggest rival, Apple managed to get the fourth position along with Huawei, says a market researcher.
According to the data compiled by TrendForce, the Korean firm tops the market with the production of 78 million units in the third quarter of 2020, which is almost 42% QoQ (Quarter on Quarter) increase. The company took a market share of 23.2% among all the smartphone makers globally.
Meanwhile, four spots among the top six smartphone vendors were reserved by the Chinese phone makers. Oppo surprisingly managed to the second position with 13.4% market share, followed by Xiaomi at the third spot with 13.2, very much close to Oppo.
Apple and Huawei shared the same spot of number four with a 12.5 market share each and last but not least, Vivo was ranked at number 6 with an 8.9% share.
TrendForce claims that the Global smartphone production for Samsung will fall to around 62 million units due to the end of the holiday stock-up activities in Europe and North America and the competition from new iPhones.
The research firm also expects the global smartphone production to reach 1.25 billion units, recording a YoY (Year On Year) decline of 11%, and also the global production of 2021 to increase by 9% YoY to 1.36 billion units.
Looking at the current trend, the phone makers are currently focusing on 5G this year that will be continued to 2021. As the suppliers of the smartphone SoCs expand their 5G network for the mid-range and budget devices, the global market share is estimated to grow from 20% this year to 40% next year.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 18.104.22.168 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.
Don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones
It’s not possible for any smartphone maker to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Galaxy devices ended major upgrade support, and the same case will happen with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to deliver 2023’s Android version is already underway by Google. While Pixel users have started experiencing the Android 14 OS through the Beta Program, Samsung didn’t see that side. However, the company is running the One UI Beta Program, which started on August 10.
This year, popular Samsung flagships such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!