Yes, some sources believe that the company will not use the iPhone 13 name this year, as the new smartphone will only improve what appeared in the iPhone 12, with small design changes. The famous notch isn’t going anywhere, but it will be smaller.
The iPhone 12S Pro will get a 6.1-inch OLED screen, just like the iPhone 12 Pro, but this time it’s an LTPO panel that will implement adaptive image refresh rates up to 120Hz. The smartphone itself will reduce the refresh rate to save battery power.
In addition, the new smartphone is expected to have an ultrasonic sub-screen fingerprint scanner, which will be supplied by Qualcomm. In terms of cameras, the iPhone 12S Pro should be the same as the Pro Max. The difference between the two will be in screen size and battery capacity.
iPhone 12S Pro will be based on Apple’s 5nm A15 Bionic SoC with Wi-Fi 6E support.
The presentation of new products is expected in September this year.
Apple finally defeated Samsung in the global smartphone market
Apple overtook Samsung to become the world’s leading smartphone brand amid record sales of iPhone smartphones. The company showed a huge jump in the last quarter of last year, while Huawei‘s position weakened greatly.
According to Counterpoint Research, shipments of iPhone smartphones increased 22% in the previous quarter. The surge is driven by the release of the iPhone 12 lineup, which supports fifth-generation networks. Also, sales of previous models did not fall, the demand for which is stable after the price decline.
The company has shipped 90 million smartphones and has more than 23% market share. Analysts note that Apple has strengthened its position in the premium segment of smartphones in China. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, two of the top three selling premium smartphones in China are from Apple.
The second place in the quarter was taken by Samsung, which received about 19% of the market. The third place went to Xiaomi, followed by Oppo and Vivo, which took the fourth and fifth places, respectively. Huawei dropped to 6th place.
If we consider the results for the year, then Samsung is in the lead, Apple is second, Huawei is third, followed by Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Realme. The latter was the fastest growing brand in the past year.
Counterpoint Research’s data is broadly consistent with estimates by another analyst firm, IDC, which we have already published.