Oppo A92 smartphone gets official

Oppo A92

Oppo A92 smartphone gets official

Oppo A92

Oppo has announced their latest Android smartphone, the Oppo A92 and the handset comes with a 6.5 inch LCD display that features a FHD+ resolution.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 mobile processor and it comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of included storage.

If you need some additional storage there is also a miroSD card slot and the handset comes with a 5,000 mAh battery.

The handset has a range of cameras including a 16 megapixel camera on the front for Selfies, on the back there is four cameras, these include a 48 megapixel camera, an 8 megapixel camera and two 2 megapixel cameras.

The device comes with ColorOS 7.1 which is based on Android 10 and it comes win a choice of three colors, Aurora Purple, Twilight Black and Shining White, it will retail for the equivalent of $271.

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Smartphone production hits all time low in last 5 years, claims report

Smartphone production hits all time low in last 5 years, claims report

Global smartphone production for the first quarter for 2020 has fallen to its lowest in five years, as per the latest report by TrendForce. As per the report, smartphone production has dipped by 10% year-over-year to around 280 million units.

The report is citing pandemic-induced disruptions — such as delayed work resumption and labour and material shortages — across the supply chain as the reason for this dip.

“The pandemic is now making its effects felt on the demand side of the smartphone market by tanking major economies worldwide,” TrendForce said.

In this quarter, as per TrendForce report, South Korean tech giant Samsung ranked first with a total market share of 23.3%. The company faces increasing pressure from Chinese brands, suggests the report. “Most of Samsung’s smartphone assembly lines are located in Vietnam and India, and the company possesses about only 2% of the market share for smartphones in China. Its production was thus not significantly affected by issues related to the disease during the initial phase of the outbreak in China.” The company produced 65.3 million units in the first quarter of 2020 dropping it by 9.9% year-over-year.

At the second position is Huawei with a 16.4% market share. The report says that the demand of the brand in its primary market of China has started improving. “With the support of domestic demand, Huawei’s smartphone production for 1Q20 came to 46 million units, in line with TrendForce’s earlier projection. If China’s economy continues to improve, Huawei’s production for 2Q20 may register a QoQ growth and reach approximately 48 million units.”

At the third position is Apple with a 13.5% market share in the first quarter of 2020. As per the report, iPhone production fell to 37.9 million dropping by 8.7% year-over-year due to labour and material shortages following the post-Lunar New Year work resumption, says TrendForce. “As the company releases the new iPhone SE with a consumer-friendly price tag in 2Q20, quarterly iPhone production is expected to stay relatively close to 1Q20 figures, reaching 36 million units,” says the report.

The next three spots are Chinese smartphone brands — Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo — with 8.8%, 8.6% and 8.2% market share respectively.

HTC Desire 20 Pro: HTC’s upcoming mid-range smartphone leaked in images, expected to come with a punch-hole display and 3.5mm headphone jack

HTC Desire 20 Pro: HTC’s upcoming mid-range smartphone leaked in images, expected to come with a punch-hole display and 3.5mm headphone jack

HTC has not launched any flagship smartphone since HTC 12+ and occasional mid-range smartphones. However, it looks like the brand is now planning to launch another mid-range smartphone in 2020. The new device is speculated to be called as HTC Desire 20 Pro and recently a popular tipster Evan Blass has revealed the stencil design of the upcoming smartphone. Also, a couple of days back an XDA Developers report also posted the expected name of the smartphone along with the rough design.

The report also compared the design of the alleged HTC Desire 20 Pro with the recently launched OnePlus 8 from the front and claimed that the rear design resembles a lot like Xiaomi Mi 10. The smartphone is rumoured to feature a 3.5mm audio jack.

Looking at the leaked image, the smartphone follows the latest design philosophy with a punch-hole camera cutout at the front, minimum bezels and curved body design. At the back, the smartphone features a corner aligned multiple-camera setup, which looks like a quad-camera setup to be exact, along with a depth sensor.

In addition to that, the leaked design also reveals that the alleged HTC Desire 20 Pro will feature a rear-mounted physical fingerprint scanner and volume and power buttons will be placed at the right side of the smartphone.

The Desire name has always been a mid to entry-level series from the company and looking at the design and features we are not expecting the Desire 20 Pro to be extraordinary here.

According to Phonearerna, the device is codenamed as Bayamo and it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and 6GB of RAM, which once again resembles mid-range specs. As of now, we have no idea when HTC is planning to launch the smartphone or about any other details about the smartphone and we can expect more details in the coming weeks.

Cameras Will Be Even More Perfect

Killer Features to Overflow the SmartPhone Market in 2020

Cameras Will Be Even More Perfect

The year 2019 was quite experimental in the smartphone market. And while we have experienced some unsuccessful attempts to make a flagship with a flexible screen or ugly eight-camera phones, smartphones improved, indeed. In 2020, all the companies threw their efforts into making new technologies more accessible. In addition to folding screens, the establishment of 5G technology is becoming more widespread.

Increasingly, gadgets with support for accelerated charging and ultra-large batteries appear on the market. The wholesome battle is going for number one for camera quality and megapixels, and it’s an ongoing competition of which brand installs more smart cameras into their flagman. This year can be characterized by more smartphones with a flexible screen that are on sale for an audience, as well as some other killer features.

3D Screens

The fact that a year ago, it seemed like nobody needed smartphone exotics, but now 3D screens are rapidly gaining popularity. More and more brands are announcing smartphones with folding screens, and even Apple has patented its technology, so we can expect the folding phone where a dent in a fold will be eliminated.

Probably, a few upcoming models will be more experimental. But with each model being released, they will become better and more advanced. To date, out of the already released models, only Samsung Galaxy Fold can be noted, plus, its prototype from Huawei, Mate X.

Folding screens are the technology that the market really needs. People do not need large smartphones, they need large displays, and a folding smartphone can provide both a large diagonal and small dimensions when folded.

Already presented gadgets each have their own unique designs. Samsung Galaxy Fold opens like a book. The Huawei Mate X is equipped with one large “wrapper” screen around the case. Motorola is trying to revive the “shell” of the RAZR, but with one large narrow internal display.

It should also be kept in mind that new products are less resistant to drops and scratches due to the new form factor. However, many other manufacturers have announced plans to experiment with flexible displays. And if there are more such devices on the market, then this will inevitably lead to cheaper ones.

Cameras Will Be Even More Perfect

According to the latest data, the quality of photo and video shooting is one of three reasons (along with the characteristics of the screen and battery) why consumers buy new phones.

In 2019, wide-angle lenses and telephoto became the industry standard, further improving the shooting process. Moving in this direction, the Huawei P30 Pro distinguished itself with its telescopic camera, with which you can take stunning pictures.

In 2020, the megapixel race is expected to reach the 200th milestone. That is, gadgets with a camera resolution of 200 MP will appear on the market. And powerful processors will provide better video shooting in slow motion and with high definition.

5 Cameras Per Flagship

Many manufacturers took the course to increase the number of cameras last year. Still, in 2020 it can be expected that five cameras will become the standard for flagships, and that’s not including the front camera.

In addition to the familiar and obligatory wide-angle lens, an ultra-wide-angle and telelens have also been taken for granted. Lack of zoom is the only problem with smartphones compared to compact cameras, and installing multiple lenses is a completely effective solution to this problem. Real zoom requires a lot of space inside, although there are such examples, too. But in any case, optical zoom is quite slow, and switching the lens is much faster.

Smartphone Displays Will Be Even Faster

This year, screens with a refresh rate of 120 Hz will be widely used. According to rumors, such a feature will appear in the Samsung Galaxy S11. So far, 60 Hz remains the standard on the market. A higher refresh rate will allow for a clearer, more detailed, and rich image. The graphics will become smoother, and it will be more convenient to view 4K video.

You will enjoy playing the latest video games, watch movies, using a smartphone to learn, draw, write, or get essay help. The speed of performance, as well as image quality, will leave you at awe. It will probably be better than most laptops’ visual characteristics.

No matter how great the phone is, if the battery runs out, you have to look for an outlet or a power bank. Otherwise, there is no benefit from the “lifeless” gadget. Manufacturers solve this problem in two ways. The first is an increase in battery capacity. The second is by reducing the time required for charging.

Faster charging

The industry-wide standard is expected to be the 30-minute gap for which the smartphone should be charged. And this option will appear in more and more new devices.

Smartphone: China smartphone sales saw highest decline in Q1 2020: Report - Latest News

Smartphone: China smartphone sales saw highest decline in Q1 2020: Report – Latest News

Chinese smartphone market underwent its highest decline in the January-March period due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic and Huawei was the only smartphone player that achieved positive growth (year-on-year), a new report said on Wednesday.

Smartphone sales in China fell by 22 per cent (YoY) and 24 per cent (quarter-on-quarter) in Q1 2020, according to Counterpoint’s Market Pulse-Monthly Smartphone Sales Tracking service.

The top five — Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi and Apple – accounted for a record 93 per cent of the market, up by six percentage points compared to last year.

The market share of Huawei rose to near 40 per cent during the COVID-19 crisis.

“The drastic fall in Q1 China market was primarily dragged down by the dismal sales of smartphones in February (negative 35 per cent), when the country was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and commerce activities were minimal,’ said Flora Tang, a research analyst at Counterpoint.

However, during the lockdown period in China, local e-Commerce giants such as Alibaba and JD.com managed to sustain efficient business operations and delivery services in major Chinese cities outside of Hubei province.

“For the strong support from these e-Commerce players, China’s smartphone sales appeared less negative than our original expectation. We also estimate that the online share of smartphone sales in China surged to over 50 per cent during Q1 from about 30 per cent in 2019,” she added.

The online share is likely to drop in Q2 after the pandemic is largely contained.

Within six months after commercialisation of 5G in China, the penetration of 5G smartphone sales jumped to over 15 per cent in Q1 2020.

“Sales units of 5G smartphones grew by nearly 120 per cent (QoQ). The dominance of Huawei in China’s 5G smartphone market was more evident as it contributed to over half of the total 5G phone sales in Q1, followed by Vivo, OPPO, and Xiaomi,” explained research analyst Mengmeng Zheng.

Apple and Huawei managed to increase market share from the same period last year, clearly out-performing the overall market in Q1 2020.

“Consumers continued to purchase iPhones from e-commerce platforms despite the shutdown of Apple stores across China during February. As for the Huawei group, it continued to lead and gained share with a complete product portfolio covering the entry-level to premium segments,” said Ethan Qi, senior analyst.