The smartphone market is going through a particularly interesting time. This is a segment that, derived from the pandemic, has accelerated a process of stagnation that already afflicted it for several years, with which the competition between large firms such as Apple, Samsung or Huawei, has become especially complex.
Data provided by Gartner, the economic impact left by the health crisis caused sales in the smartphone market to suffer a drop of 20.4 percent during the second quarter of the year, which barely reached a total of 295 units sold.
When the scenario is read by brands, we have to say the analysis of this firm, Apple was one of the least affected brands with sales that, although they fell, they did so at a lower rate than what happened with Samsung or Huawei.
Samsung’s sales were down 27.1 percent, ranking as the brand most affected by the pandemic effect according to Gartner.
In the same line, but with a considerably lower percentage, Huawei was located with a reduction of 6.8 percent.
This trend where Apple now wins has been confirmed with the list of the best-selling smartphones during 2020 signed by Omdia, which has revealed the 10 best-selling smartphones of the first half of the year, where the iPhone 11 is ranked as the king with 37.7 million units sold.
In a luck to replicate this scenario, Apple seems to have thrown all the meat on the grill with the launch of the iPhone 12, which, in addition to having a series of important functions and the possibility of connecting to 5G networks, was something to speak of. his design.
The iPhone 12 has Super Retina XDR technology which will be accompanied by a ceramic finish so that this new generation of smartphones has a resolution similar to its predecessor, but with four times more durability in case of drops.
In the words of Kaiann Drance, VP of iPhone Product Marketing, the iPhone 12 can be found in five colors, with a 6.1-inch screen. It will be smaller, thinner and lighter than the previous model.
These features came with a visual feature that would have been seen in past versions of the iPhone, but are now being considered a trend again: flat edges.
Now these edges seem to be replicated by Huawei, a firm that seems to have blatantly copied the design of the latest iPhone.
Specialized media have released the leaks of what would be the Huawei Nova 8 SE, It would look similar to the iPhone 12. It is precisely the replica of the flat edges that have allowed this comparison.
To this is added a rear camera in modules, the same one that one sees more refers to what was seen on the iPhone 12 a few weeks ago, although it is not exactly the same.
The movement is clear. Huawei intends to offer users a device that looks like iPhone 12 in design and perhaps in some functions, but at a lower cost.
The only thing that is clear is that Apple seems to continue to set the trend and this new Huawei device may not be the only one that replicates the trend.
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World news – US – Tech : Huawei shamelessly copies the iPhone 12 and will not be the only one