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Mate 20X 5G launched in Switzerland tagged with a decent price, first sale on May 2nd

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We recently saw the Huawei has planned to launch Mate 20X 5G earlier than its foldable phone Mate X but telecom operator in Europe has already announced this phone with first will kick off from tomorrow.

Mate 20X 5G will be Huawei’s first 5G smartphone, launch confirmed before Mate X

Swiss telecom operator, Sunrise, today in a press release announced the launching of Huawei Mate 20X 5G for the first time in the world, with its first sale will kick off on May 2nd along with the price tag of CHF 997 ($981, 6610 Yuan).

To be said this price is good to attract users towards it and to grow its sells numbers.



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Sunrise is offering 5G in Switzerland, covering more than 150 cities/locations with 5G since the beginning of April and from May 2nd a coverage checker will show where 5G is already available in the country.

For specification, Huawei Mate 20X 5G phone is equipped with a 7.2-inch display, powered by Kirin 980 SoC, the 5G connectivity of this comes from Balong 5000 modem. With 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, there could be a 512GB variant but not confirmed at the moment.

Here’s an early hands on video of Huawei Mate 20X 5G

The Mate 20X 5G has a 4200mAh battery with 40W Huawei super-fast charging and support for M-Pen stylus.

Also, to compete with Huawei’s 5G phone there are two other Chinese competitors Oppo and Xiaomi also launched their phones in the country that’ll also be on sale starting today.

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Global smartphone sales declines 100 million units in May: Report

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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.

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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.

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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

(Source: Counterpoint)

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Huawei Mate 50 Pro screen protector has no waterfall design but a potential ‘notch’

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Huawei Mate 50 series is the next generation of Huawei flagship and the company has fastened up the pace to launch this smartphone lineup among consumers. The latest screen protector leak on this matter, suggests that Huawei Mate 50 Pro could leave the large waterfall design and may feature a notch system.

According to the information, a tipster from Weibo (8090DigitalMeishi) has shared a screen protector, which, according to the tipster, belongs to Huawei Mate 50. What’s more interesting is that the screen protector reveals some key information regarding the Mate 50 design, this includes the curvature on the left and right sides and a small cutout on the head.

By looking at the leaked Huawei Mate 50 Pro screen protector design, we can see that the curvature is not waterfall and it’s just a simplified version, similar to what we’ve seen in Mate 20 Pro. On the other hand, the cutout on the head could relate to the earpiece system, and not being confusing it’ll lead to the return of the Notch system.

Exploring further, the display has low bezels on each side, making the display more enjoyable but if Huawei is going to use the notch system then how much it would cover the display.

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Talking about the notch, the Huawei Mate 20 series was the first to adopt such a front camera design that houses different types of lenses. These are:

  1. A front camera
  2. Dot projector
  3. Flood Illuminator
  4. Proximity sensor
  5. Ambient light sensor
  6. IR Camera

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Yes, the notch is kind of sophisticated, and it was quite an impressive inspiration from Apple’s face id but there was some issue that has been found after the launch of the Mate 20 series, which has lowered, Huawei’s belief in this system. The Chinese tech maker pursuit the same concept on Mate 30 notch.

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Therefore, the company later focused on features such as a front depth camera and not face security. The Chinese tech maker has also made a revolution on the front camera gesture features, which have not been used before.

Huawei Mate 50 is far away from the launch date, but previous reports have speculated this phone series unveil in August. If you want to learn more about the Huawei Mate 50 series, check the article linked below.

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Samsung begins mass production of 3nm chipsets

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Samsung is celebrating its first-ever production of the 3nm process. Meanwhile, today, Samsung officially announced to begins the manufacturing of chips using a 3nm process with the advanced Gate-All-Around GAA transistor architecture.

The GAA technology is to use for the first time ever in the history of Samsung. It exceeds the execution boundary of FinFET and lowers the power supply voltage level to improve power efficiency, and at the same time improves the performance by increasing the drive current capacity.

Well, is known for being the world-leading semiconductor technology and this initiative makes them more popular among the world’s top semiconductor manufacturing companies.

The company plans to begin its first application based on nanosheet transistors with semiconductor chips for a high level of performance and power computing. Which will further expandable to smartphone processors.

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Samsung GAA technology:

The 3nm chips with Gate-All-Around transistor architecture are very beneficial for the following points including Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO),  and it helps increase power, performance, and area (PPA) benefits.

Additionally, the first generation of 3nm chips can decrease power consumption by up to 45% and improve performance by 23%. On the other hand, the second generation of the 3nm process reduced power consumption by up to 50%, and improved performance by 30%, notably the result are taken as compared by compared to the 5mn chips.

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  • 1st-gen 3nm: reduce power consumption by up to 45%, improve performance by 23% and reduce the area by 16%
  • 2nd-gen 3nm: reduce power consumption by up to 50%, improve performance by 30% and reduce the area by 35%

(Source: Samsung)

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