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Everyone but Apple has suffered: smartphone shipments will collapse by 40 million units this year

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Global semiconductor manufacturing capacity has declined markedly this year, with chip shortages affecting many industries, including the mobile phone industry. According to the forecast of the research company Counterpoint Research, this year sales of smartphones will collapse by 40 million units.

Counterpoint Research notes that due to a shortage of chips, mobile phone manufacturers can only get 70% to 80% of the parts ordered, and 90% of mobile phone brands suffer from a shortage of parts.

Based on this, Counterpoint Research lowered its forecast for smartphone shipments this year from 1.45 billion units to 1.41 billion units, and the growth rate from the previous expected 9% to 6%. The crisis hit many companies, including Samsung, Oppo and Xiaomi, but Apple was the least affected. The source adds that its supply chain management capabilities are far superior to other brands.

Based on previous reports, due to limited production capacity, TSMC raised prices for several partners by 10-20%, but Apple took advantage of its VIP-partner status, and the price increase for it was only 3%.

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AMOLED screen 6.44 inches, 64 MP and 4000 mAh. Vivo has prepared a smartphone X60t Pro

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The line of smartphones Vivo X60 has six models, but the company, apparently, believes that six is ​​not so many. Therefore, Vivo has prepared another smartphone – X60t Pro, and it is already certified in China. Consequently, the official premiere and sales are just around the corner.

AMOLED screen 6.44 inches, 64 MP and 4000 mAh.  Vivo has prepared a smartphone X60t Pro

Vivo X60t Pro is built on the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 single-chip platform and is equipped with a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution. The front camera uses a 16 megapixel sensor, the main camera uses 64 and 2 megapixel sensors. The smartphone also received a 4000 mAh battery.

There are three memory configurations for Vivo X60t Pro: 6/64, 8/128 and 12/256 GB. The thickness of the smartphone is 7.79 mm, the weight is 167.9 grams. The OS is Android 11 with a proprietary FunTouch OS interface.

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Sony has also removed the charger from the Xperia smartphone box. The first was the Sony Xperia 10 III

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The last company to remove the charger from the smartphone box was Sony. So far, the new strategy applies only to the Sony Xperia 10 III.

Sony Germany has announced that the Xperia 10 III will be offered without a charger in some retailers at an MSRP of € 10. Through other channels, however, the phone will still ship with a charger at the regular price.

On the part of Sony, a pleasant step was a slight decrease in the price of a smartphone without a charger in the kit. Sony does not explain the reasons for the rejection of the charger, but other companies usually tie this decision to concern for the environment.

It will be interesting to see which other countries as well as models will be covered by this Sony policy in the future.

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For opponents of OLED: instead of the new Redmi Note 11, the head of Redmi recommends buying Redmi Note 10 Pro

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Xiaomi is actively promoting the upcoming Redmi Note 11 series of smartphones with several teasers. This device will be the first Redmi Note smartphone with an AMOLED display.

Redmi has admitted that not all fans are happy with the AMOLED display in this device. In this regard, the general manager of Redmi Lu Weibing posted a post on the social network Weibo in which he recommended an alternative device for those who do not like the AMOLED screen. Lu Weibing recommends that they get the Redmi Note 10 Pro, which is still a fairly current device.

According to Lu Weibing, developing a smartphone is a “difficult task.” No matter which solution you use, there is a group of people who think you could do better: “If you like the LCD display, you can choose our Note10Pro, which also has durable Victus Gorilla glass.”

The Redmi Note 11 Pro will feature colors like Mysterious Blackland, Shallow Dream Galaxy, Time Quiet Purple and Misty Forest. The Note 11 Pro + will offer all the same colors except for the Shallow Dream Galaxy. The Redmi Note 11 5G will have a 120Hz LCD screen, a 13MP selfie camera, a 50MP rear camera, a Dimensity 810 and a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. Note 11 Pro + 5G will offer a 120Hz OLED screen, 16MP front and 108MP main cameras, Dimensity 920 and 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charge

Redmi will hold a press conference for the announcement of this smartphone on October 28th.

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