For several quarters, Apple has suffered through a slump in iPhone sales in one of its most important markets — the biggest consumer electronics market in the world, in fact. The US-led trade war with China was partly to blame, spurring Chinese consumers to adopt a kind of hometown team approach and feel that it’s their patriotic duty to stay loyal to local brands, like Huawei. And of course, there were lots of other factors behind Apple losing ground in China, like the cost of its handsets relative to the much cheaper Android-based competition. But all of that, however, is a moot point for now — because, thanks to the iPhone 11, it seems that Apple’s phone shipments in China are on the upswing again for the first time since 2015. And that’s according to a government agency from within China, itself.
The improvements in camera quality and battery life, as well as a lower base price, brought about in the form of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro appear to have generated something of a warm reception in China, where iPhone shipments jumped a little more than 18% year-over-year in December to about 3.18 million units. That’s according to Bloomberg data based on figures released by China’s Academy of Information and Communications Technology.
Already, there have been ripple effects from this news, which led to a research note from analysts at the Oddo financial group noting that this turn of events in China is “quite positive” for Apple, in spite of Apple’s dearth of 5G options yet. Also, share prices of Apple suppliers like Infineon Technologies AG, AMS AG, and Dialog Semiconductor all got a bump in European trading on Thursday thanks to word of Apple’s improvement in China.
Apple’s turnabout in China also comes at the same time as smartphone shipments overall in December were down almost 14% compared to December 2018 — again, according to the Academy of Information and Communications Technology. Helping matters for the iPhone maker is what Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly described as a “much better tone” between the US and China, which appear to be closer to ending the long-running trade stalemate between the two nations. It’s definitely a positive moment for Apple heading into the Chinese New Year that falls later this month, with the company on the upswing again in a market that’s behind only the US in terms of its importance to Apple.
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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series is going official in just a few short weeks and this week we’ve learned pretty much all there is to learn about the entire collection. Today, another Galaxy S20 leak details the full specs on all three main models.
What’s familiar with all three variants? Samsung is using a centered punch-hole design with a 20:9, 3200x1440p 120Hz AMOLED panel of varying sizes. All three variants also share Android 10 pre-installed, IP68 water resistance, 128GB of base storage with microSD, and, at least with these variants, an Exynos 990 chipset. In most regions, though, we’re expecting a Snapdragon 865. This spec sheet doesn’t mention RAM, but previous rumors place the Ultra with up to 16GB.
What’s different? Let’s talk about the standard Galaxy S20 first. The smallest of the three, this device still packs a 6.2-inch display, a slight jump up from the S10’s 6.1-inch panel. The S20 carries dimensions of 152x68x7.8mm, not too different from the S10. There’s also a 12MP main camera, 64MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and 12MP ultra-wide camera. Samsung is apparently using these sensors to craft up to 30x digital zoom and offering 8K video recording. There’s also a 10MP front camera with 4K video. A 4,000 mAh battery rounds out the spec sheet.
The Galaxy S20+ carries a similar spec sheet. It has the same set of cameras but adds a ToF sensor to the mix as well. There’s also a larger 4,500 mAh battery to power the 6.7-inch display. As pictured below, the S20+ is quite a bit larger than the S10+ with dimensions of 162x74x7.8mm. By comparison, S10+ measured in at 157.6×74.1×7.8mm.
Finally, there’s the S20 Ultra which is, as previously detailed, is absolutely ridiculous. It has a 6.9-inch display, 167x76x8.8mm body, and a much more elaborate camera array. There’s a 40MP front-facing camera and, on the back, a 108MP primary camera, 48MP telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom, 12MP ultra-wide and a ToF sensor too. Samsung is using this array to create 100x digital zoom. Rounding things out is a 5,000 mAh battery which is, again, pretty ridiculous.
What do you think of the Galaxy S20’s leak specs? Drop a comment below and let us know! The Galaxy S20 goes official on February 11th.
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While Samsung doesn’t sell its Exynos 990 Galaxy flagship chipset in Canada, we’re still interested in this leak directed at the European and Asian markets, which comes from well-known leaker Ishan Agarwal.
Looking at Agarwal’s tweet (seen below), each of the leaked phones say ‘5G.’ It’s unclear if the devices will come to Canada with these exact specs. If the specs are different, they’ll likely still be very similar.
Exclusive: Full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series are here! Some interesting details: Exynos 990 for all three phones in European and Asian Markets. 40MP (?!) Front Camera for S20 Ultra! Checkout the image!
LINK(Please add link in credits): https://t.co/az6WmSkNK7 pic.twitter.com/XsDfaINkbE
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) January 17, 2020
What’s noteworthy about this tweet is the 6.9-inch display and 20:9 aspect ratio listed for the Galaxy S20 Ultra, indicating that the phone is going to be very tall.
Additionally, the handset will reportedly feature a 5,000mAh battery and a massive 40-megapixel wide-angle front camera. The device is tipped also to feature a 108-megapixel primary shooter and another camera with 10x optical zoom and up to 100x digital zoom.
All three handsets will feature screens with a 120Hz refresh rate and an ‘Infinity-O’ display.
What’s missing from these specifications is how much RAM the phones will feature. Past rumours indicate the S20 Ultra will sport up to 16GB of RAM, and that the S20+ is set to feature up to 12GB of RAM.
In Canada, both devices will almost certainly feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor instead of its Exynos 990 chipset.
Source: Ishan Agarwal (@ishangarwal24)
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