In today’s scenario, the foldable smartphone market is growing rapidly as new models are continuously flooding the market. According to the Taiwan Economic Daily’s report, the major brands such as Huawei, Samsung, and more have boosted the global foldable smartphone by launching their latest products.
Compared to past years, global foldable smartphone sales have increased year by year and the folding phone has become the first choice of consumers. On the other hand, Research Institute DSCC predicts that in 2022 the global foldable smartphone shipped unit will surpass 10 million counts for this time and will reach up to 17.5 million.
Speaking about the cost, the foldable smartphone price has dropped a lot compared to the past, when the foldable device was not popular. However, the top-smartphone maker including Huawei and Samsung also entered the foldable smartphone market.
Meanwhile, Apple and Google are actively developing foldable smartphones. On the other hand, Counterpoint has also reported that foldable smartphone shipments will grow 10x by 2023. It is expected that next three to five years, there will be business opportunities in the folding mobile phone market.
On January 12, Huawei has released its first flip-style smartphone – Huawei P50 Pocket with EMUI 12 operating system and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G chipset. However, the P50 Pro uses the hinges produced by Metal Injection Moulding (MIM).
Huawei P50 Pocket comes with a powerful camera system and premium features but the major setback is the lack of 5G support. However, it is a strong competitor to Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
Huawei P50 Pocket:
Huawei P50 Pocket launched with a 6.9-inch mains display that folds inwards and a 1.04-inch display screen is placed on the rear side. It is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G processor, EMUI 12, 8GB/12GB of RAM, and 256GB/512GB of internal storage.
This foldable phone offers a 4000mAh battery that supports a 40W Super fast charger. On the rear side, the P50 Pocket has a 40MP triple-camera system with LED flash. While the front side has a 10.7-megapixel front camera. The connectivity options include WLAN, Bluetooth 5.2, and more
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Global smartphone sales declines 100 million units in May: Report
The Globe is suffering from the COVID pandemic for the past two consecutive years and this heavy decline in smartphone market value and technology year on year. As per the recent counterpoint report, the global smartphone market sales declines 4 percent month on month.
This monthly decline in smartphone sales highly drops the market value. Even after a ‘V’-shaped recovery in the year 2020, the market is not up like pre-pandemic. Meanwhile, as per the recent counterpoint report, the global smartphone market sales decline by 4 percent every month.
On the other hand, while talking about the yearly declination the global smartphone market sale dropped by 10 percent year on year in May 2022 to 96 million units. This is a decrease from the for 2 consecutive past months and a decrease from the same period of the previous year for 11 consecutive months.
Reason for the downfall of Global smartphone market sales in May 2022:
In particular, the corona crisis has not been resolved at an extension but the smartphone market is still suffering from a slowdown in demand due to various factors such as inflation.
Additionally, the negative outlook continues during the summer, but mainly with the normalization of China, the continuous improvement of the supply-demand balance of the technology supply chain, and the improved macro-economy with mid-peak inflation.
Due to the environment, it is expected to improve gradually market value in the second half of the year, the time before going down again. The upcoming month can be marked as the promotional period of the smartphone market region-wise. Like,
- 618 in China
- August, Diwali in India
- Christmas and New Year
The Director Tarun Pathak stated that:
The demand for a smartphone especially in the advanced economies is driven by replacement, which makes it a discretionary purchase. And inflationary pressures are leading to pessimistic consumer sentiment around the globe with people postponing non-essential purchases, including smartphones. The strengthening US dollar is also hurting emerging economies. A segment of consumers is likely to wait for seasonal promotions before purchasing to offset some of the cost pressures
Huawei Mate X3 to continue Mate X2 design, launch in 2023
The craze for Huawei Mate X2 still rising among users on the other hand company is reportedly working on its successor – Mate X3 to finalize the overall design aspects, manufacturing, and shipment date. As per a report, Huawei Mate X3 foldable smartphones do not gear with the previous generation Mate X. The upcoming Mate X3 brings an updated design, weight, thickness, durability, and drop resistance.
Notably, the Huawei Mate X3 has already set a number of solutions at the beginning of its design and this latest tease will definitely surprise you. A new design of this foldable device seems more outstanding and attractive than ever before.
The Chinese tech giant is likely to start the manufacturing of Huawei Mate X2 in November this year, while its overall shipment will increase by 80 percent on comparing with its predecessor.
As per the latest inputs by the tipster. the most awaiting and recognized Huawei Mate 50 series could debut in the market at the end of August this year. On the other hand, the Mate X3 will schedule to launch somewhere in December 2023.
Huawei Mate X2 Specs:
Huawei Mate X2 comes with two display systems – the first one is a main foldable display with an 8-inch panel featuring OLED, up to 90 Hz refresh rate, 180 Hz touch sampling rate, 2480 x 2200 Pixels as well as 413 PPI. The outer display has 6.45 inches size and OLED, up to 90 Hz refresh rate, 240 Hz touch sampling rate along with 2700 x 1160 Pixels, as well as 456 PPI.
The phone is powered by Huawei Kirin 9000 along with an octa-core processor – Octa-core, 1 x Cortex-A77 at 3.13 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A77 at 2.54 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 at 2.05 GHz featuring 24-core Mali-G78 GPU and Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs (Neural-network Processing Unit).
This foldable phone equips a quad rear camera system including a 50 MP Ultra Vision Camera (Wide Angle, f/1.9 aperture, OIS), 16 MP Cine Camera (Ultra-Wide Angle, f/2.2 aperture), 12 MP Telephoto Camera (3x Optical Zoom, f/2.4 aperture, OIS) and 8 MP SuperZoom Camera (10x Optical Zoom, f/4.4 aperture, OIS), support AF. On the front side, it will take a 16 MP Selfie Camera (Wide Angle, f/2.2).
Huawei Nova 10 Series: Everything you need to know
Huawei Nova 10 series will launch on July 4th and the company will unveil this lineup in two models – Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro. Both of these models are equipped with a brand new camera system, powerful selfie cameras, better design, and a lot more. There are a bunch of other features that this lineup has to offer and will unveil at the launch but here’s everything you need to know about Huawei Nova 10 series.
Huawei has built both of these displays with high-quality specs, first coming to the standard model – Nova 10, which comes with a 6.67-inch display with a large and clear view and curved edges on the sides. The display has a single-hole punch and the company is offering a 120Hz refresh rate for you to explore this phone with smoother frame rates.
Huawei Nova 10 Pro has a 6.78-inch OLED panel with a 120hz refresh rate, the slight difference in the display allows the phone to carry a wide pill shape cutout to house two front cameras.
That’s not it, the display has curved edges on the left and right sides of the display while keeping the bezels out of the frame.
Both Huawei Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 4G processor with octa-core architecture – 4 x Cortex-A78 at 2.42 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz. On the other hand, you will get Adreno 642L GPU for faster graphics processing.
If we’re talking about a Huawei phone we must have to take a special look at its camera system.
Both Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro feature the same rear camera count consisting of three lenses:
- 50MP main camera
- 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera
- A depth of field camera
However, the Pro version has a big camera lens at f/1.8, while the non-Pro version has an f/1.9 aperture in total.
The design is specialized to highlight with an oval outer ring in the silver version with golden finishing. However, all of the models have that highlighted center camera ring that catches your eye easily.
Time to talk about the front cameras, Huawei Nova 10 series is a selfie monster, HOW? Let’s find out.
Huawei Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro are packed with a monstrous 60MP f/2.4 main selfie camera, which is likely to boost the selfie quality with lots of wide room to capture every person with its ultra-wide-angle capability.
The standard version comes only with the main camera, while the Pro version equips a dual front camera system consisting of an 8MP depth of field camera for the front with f/2.2 aperture.
Battery and Charging:
These two upcoming Nova devices have a sufficient amount of battery life, speaking of which, the Nova 10 has a 4000mAh battery, while the Nova 10 Pro features a 4500mAh battery.
Nah…. we’re not taking these devices for granted. Therefore, Huawei has added a taste of quickness in the charging section by combining, 66W super-fast charging on the standard version and a whopping 100W turbocharging on the Pro, which allows users to charge this device full cell in under 20 minutes. Isn’t that fast enough but being fast is not enough, that’s why Huawei is using a new cell technology that keeps the device cool even while recharging at this speed.
Both Huawei Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro are designed with different materials – the rear side of the Nova 10 Pro is made with matte finishing. On the hand, the rear side of the standard model has glass. Both of these phones have four beautiful colors – Silver, Black, Purple, and Green.
Huawei Nova series in China comes with a pre-installed HarmonyOS 2 operating system that offers different smart features. However, if this series goes global, then we’ll surely see the inclusion of EMUI 12 onboard.
Huawei Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro will launch on July 4th. While the price of these two devices is yet to be known. We’ll keep you posted.