The list includes popular devices such as the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Tab S7 series smartphones. It also lists entry-level phones such as the Galaxy A01, Galaxy A01 Core, as well as several mid-range smartphones including the Galaxy A40, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A90 5G and several Galaxy M series devices.
Since Samsung has not yet officially announced the list of devices for which the One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11 is planned; this list should be treated with caution for now.
Samsung becomes US largest smartphone brand after 3 years
The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the toughest years for the smartphone industry. The COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world and the industry as a whole, especially during the first and second quarters. We saw major drops in sales due to the disruption in manufacture as well as the lockdown restrictions. The customers also opted for spending money on essential goodies rather than smartphones during the first months of 2020.
However, in Q3 2020 we started to see what seems to be a major recovery for the smartphone business. Even companies that have been bleeding for years, like LG, achieved good results. One company in particular is collecting great fruits in 2020 – Samsung. The world’s smartphone leader, during the last quarter, stole Xiaomi’s spot in India; and became the 1st smartphone brand in the market. Now, Samsung punches Apple and becomes the largest smartphone maker in the United States.
According to the Strategy Analytics report, Samsung finally beat Apple for the first time in three years. We can list several reasons for this achievement; but the lack of new iPhones during Q3 2020 certainly was one of the reasons. The South-Korean giant achieved the first position in the US smartphone market during the three months period that starts in July and ends in September 27th. The company achieved a 33.7% share, while Apple came second with a 30.2%. In the third place, we had LG with a 14.7% market share.
Samsung grew in the US in light of Apple’s iPhone 12 series delay
During the last quarter, Samsung also reached a 6.7% growth year over year. According to the report, the company’s latest accomplishment was pushed by the wide offer of budget and mid-range devices with competitive prices and decent specifications. Moreover, the recently released flagships, Galaxy Note 20, Note 20+ helped the company to boost its sales in the country. Last but not least, it seems that the Galaxy Z Fold2, the company’s latest tablet-like foldable smartphone, is achieving good results in Uncle Sam’s country.