The iPhone is back in the lead again. The top ten best-selling smartphones in 2022 are nearly all Apple smartphones
Counterpoint analysts summed up the results of 2022 by naming the best-selling smartphones in the world. And their data looks quite curious.
The market leader was expectedly the iPhone 13. Exactly like the iPhone 12 before it, the iPhone 11 before it, and the iPhone XR before it. However, you can immediately notice that the iPhone 14 may not repeat the achievements of its predecessors, since at the end of 2022 it was only in seventh place. Of course, 2023 has only just begun, but so far the new base model doesn’t look as strong as many generations before it. Although it is already worth noting here that in December it was the iPhone 14 that took first place, so obviously not everything is lost for the model.
The second place was taken by the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and the third place was already taken by the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which, unlike its younger brother, did not prevent the launch in the fall of 2022 from taking an honorable third place. And here it is worth noting that the second and third places were taken by the most expensive Apple models of two generations. That is, Apple has already managed to shift sales towards more expensive versions, and all available rumors and leaks say that in the new line, the division between younger and older iPhones will be even more noticeable.
The top ten also includes Samsung Galaxy A13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone SE 2022 and Galaxy A03. That is, in the top ten there are almost all iPhones of the current and previous generations, except for the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 14 Plus.
Analysts note that in 2022, for the first time, iPhone Pro Max models outsold iPhone Pro within the same generation. We can see that this was true for both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13.
The base iPhone 13 accounted for 28% of all Apple sales. It can be seen that this model was the market leader all the time until the release of the new generation.
Pebble founder wants to release a compact Android smartphone with a good camera and quality materials
It is quite possible that a compact smartphone from the founder of Pebble will appear on the market in the foreseeable future.
Eric Migicovsky, who founded the acclaimed Pebble, is literally now gathering a new team to release a compact smartphone with Andorid. In fact, at the moment there is no company that will eventually be created for these purposes. Now the Small Android Phone team is only discussing options, but even now the participants are trying to decide on the characteristics.
The team now includes several former Pebble employees, including the founder, GoPro designer, MongoBD manager, and other enthusiasts. Interestingly, it all started, in fact, simply with the cry of Migikowski on the Web for someone to make a good compact smartphone. But, as we know, even the iPhone mini sold very mediocrely.
However, perhaps they were too small. The Small Android Phone team has not yet finalized the dimensions, but has repeatedly mentioned, firstly, that the screen should be less than 6.1 inches diagonally, and secondly, the participants often mentioned ZenFone 9 with a 5-screen diagonal as a reference point. 9 inches.
The team’s designer even already has a number of sketches, although it’s hard to say what the smartphone will be like in the end. But the team definitely focuses on good photo opportunities as well. In addition, apparently, the emphasis will be placed on the materials of the case, along with the tactile sensations of users.
In terms of performance, the smartphone will definitely be very powerful, but not necessarily one of the best. The team is currently looking at two platforms: the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and a mid-range Qualcomm chip that has yet to be released. Although, perhaps, this meant the new SoC Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2, which was just announced the other day, but has not yet hit the market. By the way, such a selection of platforms hints that the smartphone will not be released sometime in a few years, but relatively soon. Perhaps in a year and a half.
There is a guideline for the price: about $ 850.
New camera phones Oppo Find X6 and Find X6 Pro immediately became bestsellers
As expected, Oppo’s Find X6 and Find X6 Pro flagship smartphones launched today have become instant hits in China.
The published official Oppo posters confirm that the Oppo Find X6 and Find X6 Pro have become the best-selling Android devices on the popular Jingdong and Tmall platforms. As usual, the manufacturer does not provide any specific sales figures.
Recall that the flagship Oppo Find X6 Pro is offered at a price of $870 for the version with 12/256 GB of memory up to $1020 for the version with 16/512 GB. The basic version (no Pro in the name) costs $655-$730.
Oppo Find X6 Pro with its camera system will claim the title of the best DxOMark camera phone, but the review has not yet been published.
Satellite communication and “space” price. Huawei Mate X3 foldable smartphone unveiled
Huawei today unveiled not only the Huawei P60 line, but also the next generation of the foldable smartphone, the Huawei Mate X3. The new model received several significant differences from its predecessors at once.
Features include Beidou two-way satellite, ultra-thin tempered glass, reduced size and weight, water resistance (IPX8), and wet-hand touch mode.
The smartphone is equipped with a 7.85-inch internal flexible screen (2496 × 2224, LTPO, 120 Hz) and a 6.4-inch external display (LTPO, 120 Hz, Full HD + 2504 × 1080 pixels), a main camera (50 MP with optical stabilization , 13MP ultra-wide and 12MP telephoto with 5x zoom), 8MP selfie camera.
The hardware basis was SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 4G, from 256 GB to 1 TB of flash memory. The 4800mAh battery supports 66W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
The smartphone weighs 239 grams, which is quite a bit for such a form factor, and the unfolded thickness is 5.3 mm. The hinge can be fixed at any angle, that is, the smartphone can be used in a partially open state. The operating system HarmonyOS 3.1 is installed on the smartphone.
The smartphone can already be ordered in China at a price of 12,999 to 15,999 yuan, which in terms of dollars now ranges from 1,903 to 2,343 dollars. Open sales will start on April 7th.
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