According to the latest data released by Counterpoint, the global smartphone shipments declined 4% YoY (Year on Year) in Q3, 2020. But the results were impressive in terms of the QoQ (Quarter on Quarter) growth, the market grew 32% and reached 366 million units in Q3, 2020.
Samsung regains the top spot in the global ranking of smartphone brands by shipment in Q3, 2020. While the Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei managed to get the second position with a 14% market share.
The South Korean tech giant retrieved the top spot in the list, with 80.4 million units of smartphones shipped and recorded a QoQ growth of 48%, and the YoY growth counts to 3%. However region-wise, Samsung had to face a decline in Asia. The company could only manage to get the fifth position in the region with only a 12% market share.
Apple, the American tech giant had to face a drop of 7% QoQ in the iPhone shipment during the quarter as the company delayed the launch of its iPhone from Q3 to Q4 this year. While the other two spots were marked by two more Chinese companies, Oppo and Vivo or we can say both of them shared the fourth spot accounting for an 8% market share each.
Smartphone shipment summary of Q3, 2020: Counterpoint
- Global smartphone market shipments declined 4% YoY but grew 32% QOQ to reach 366 million units in Q3 2020.
- India’s smartphone market surpassed the pre-Covid levels growing at 9% YoY and 188% QOQ to reach 53 million units, followed by MEA (2% YoY).
- Samsung regained the top spot, shipping 80.4 million units with 48% QOQ and 3% YoY growth with the highest-ever shipments in the last three years.
- Realme shipments grew 132% QOQ, becoming the world’s fastest brand to hit 50 million shipments since inception.
- Xiaomi grew 75% QOQ, contributing 13% in the total smartphone shipments. Notably, this was the first time when Xiaomi surpassed Apple to capture the third spot in the global smartphone market.
- Apple iPhone shipments declined 7% YoY during Q3 2020 as the company
delayed its annual iPhone launch from Q3 to Q4 in 2020.
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 22.214.171.124 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!