#Echo135. Who is the main outsider in the 2nd quarter?

After releasing material about the new smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, I immediately received a message from a company employee that it was correct to write Xiaomi MIX 4. Now confirmation has arrived.

The brand "Mi", under which premium devices used to be released, is becoming a thing of the past. Now the premium segment is Xiaomi, and more budget devices are Redmi and POCO. It is high time. Maybe in China, “Mi” meant something, but for the rest of the world, these are just unnecessary letters that do not carry meaning. Now we are waiting for the new Xiaomi logo to replace the Mi-logo.

Motorola like a new Apple

I want to show you an ambitious advertisement from Motorola, made more in the spirit of Apple. It turned out to be a purely image video, in which motorcycle gestures were successfully added (when the camera on a smartphone is launched by turning the wrist).

The video is called "Power to Empower", that is, the power to give strength, to do better. A picture in the spirit of modern trends: a boy with a prosthesis does tricks on a bicycle, a woman trucker photographs a sunset, a woman karateka kicks the air, black dancers, and at the end a large black woman for some reason sheds a tear.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

I watched the video and did not understand what they wanted to say. The only good news is that commentators on YouTube also did not understand anything. Look, maybe you will understand.

Realme like new Apple^2

You don't even need to comment here. I'll just leave excerpts from the press release below. Also watch the video.

Not even though! I dare not resist! Gorgeous video footage. Here a girl cuts her hair bald, and a man, on the contrary, grows his hair, here an Asian young man bows and defiantly quits his job to play computer and rap. It is this behavior that realme smartphones are pushing! Buy an iPhone for your son or daughter - you will save your nerves.

How dare you be yourself? How dare you dress like that? How dare you say that? How dare you? A realme and a hundred million crowd of fans dare, changing reality for themselves. This idea is reflected in a special video that conveys the spirit and values ​​of the brand, which realme shot for the start of the annual fan festival. In it, the young and the daring challenge the everyday, changing the rules and setting new standards. In addition to videos, the campaign, which encourages all young people to be themselves and celebrate their individuality, is supported by various online and offline activities, such as posters with realme fans on city streets and social networks, “hacking” of brand pages with provocative inscriptions, etc.

Smartphone market in the US, in the world and Samsung's problems

Often, the US smartphone market is absolutely not interesting for those living in Russia. The fact is that this is a complex closed market, which is still dominated by retail operators. So buyers usually buy not just a phone, but a smartphone locked under a certain operator, which comes with a mobile communication tariff.

Camera robbery

By the way, this is an extremely profitable business for operators. Most buyers take the standard package, which is calculated for payment within two years. Accordingly, for two years the operator receives a stable income and may not worry that the subscriber will leave him. Of course, in the USA, as well as in Russia, mobile slavery has been abolished, but due to local specifics, the subscriber needs to drag not only his number, but also the credit iPhone. So the query "How to move from AT&T to Verizon while keeping iPhone" remains one of the most popular in this category.

At the same time, in the end, many decide to "sit out" the contract to the end, because otherwise they face an ETF, early termination fee, that is, a penalty for early cancellation of the contract. However, in fairness it should be noted that recently, under pressure from an angry public, operators are beginning to abandon the practice of two-year contracts. But in return, there are other fun expenses:

  • For example, if you switch carriers, you will be asked to pay $10-$40 to create an account for you and configure your device for the carrier's network.
  • It's not uncommon to be asked to pay up to $25 for, to quote Verizon, "providing and programming a SIM card. Without the card, your device won’t work on the new network”, that is, for providing and programming a SIM card (PROGRAMMING!), because without a SIM card, the smartphone will not be able to work on the new network.
  • At the same time, some contracts are calculated in such a way that when you change the operator, you still need to hand over the phone (or buy it at an obscene price). Of course, not everyone succeeds in keeping a smartphone in perfect condition, so you will have to pay here too.

Compare the situation in Russia, where the same "Beeline" offers a welcome bonus and reimbursement of expenses for number porting. Imagine coming to the MegaFon salon, and there the sales assistant asks for 500 rubles to program the SIM card.

In short, every time I have to delve into the wilds of the intricacies of American operators, I am glad that I live in Russia and light candles for the health of our operators.

What is there interesting in the States and in the world?

In addition to the dominance of operator retail, without success in which sales cannot be ensured, the US market is still terrible with its conservatism and protectionism.

It is in Russia that you can come to any communication salon and be stupefied by the abundance of choice - Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, realme, Honor, Motorola, Lenovo, ASUS, Samsung, Apple, TCL, Nokia, Infinix, Tecno and other Chinese.< /p>

In the US, the average consumer makes a choice between Apple and Samsung. Those who want some variety can buy OnePlus, Google Pixel, LG or Nokia.

As you can see, you won't get too far. In fact, the market was divided between Apple and Samsung. This is especially beneficial for the latter, since there are no competitors in the face of Xiaomi or realme, as well as other Chinese.

For foreign manufacturers, the US market is interesting for two reasons. First, the US population exceeds 300 million people. Secondly, the average price of a smartphone is around $500, that is, in fact, the US market is the market of flagships and semi-flagships. With installments, marketing and trade-in programs, US residents can afford any smartphone.

If you look at the whole, the US market is mothballed. However, there have been certain shifts.

Apple is gradually and methodically gaining market share (already more than 50%), while Samsung, in fact, the only powerful Android manufacturer, is stagnating.

The other day, Counterpoint published data for the 2nd quarter and once again underlined the stagnation of Samsung. Most countries have already forgotten what LG smartphones look like, but A WONDERFULL HOUSE FOR RENT IN KANOMBE AT 400,000RWF The US brand had a significant market share (13%). The manufacturer decided to close its mobile division, which was a gift for Motorola, which increased its share to 12%, OnePlus and Nokia. Whereas Samsung has acquired almost nothing.

More broadly, in the second quarter, Samsung lost share worldwide, including the second largest key market - Europe.

Chinese aggressive growth and Samsung loss in Europe. Samsung fights back but fails in Indian market. Minus 8% year on year. But realme and "other" brands have increased their market share.The world is in crisis, people have no money, so they turn to inexpensive brands. Middle East and Asia. Fall of Samsung for 4%. Powerful growth of Techno (complete with Infinix - it's one office) and Xiaomi. The share of shipments in the world has also decreased.

Against the background of sales worldwide, Samsung US, in principle, well done. They managed to hold on without falling off. However, this is only a matter of time.

We have already dealt with this moment. With the increase in the quality and performance of smartphones, the brand issue (if we are not talking about Apple) fades into the background, giving way to price. So it is not surprising that even if in the United States, the country with the most thick-skinned consumers in terms of consumer prices, Samsung's share is stagnating, then sales are declining in the rest of the world.

In the near future, as support from central banks is curtailed in developed countries, a post-coronavirus hangover will set in, accompanied by rising inflation and impoverishment of the population (according to the principle “the rich will get richer, and the poor will become poorer”).

#Echo135. Who is the main outsider in the 2nd quarter?

After releasing material about the new smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, I immediately received a message from a company employee that it was correct to write Xiaomi MIX 4. Now confirmation has arrived.

The brand "Mi", under which premium devices used to be released, is becoming a thing of the past. Now the premium segment is Xiaomi, and more budget devices are Redmi and POCO. It is high time. Maybe in China, “Mi” meant something, but for the rest of the world, these are just unnecessary letters that do not carry meaning. Now we are waiting for the new Xiaomi logo to replace the Mi-logo.

Motorola like a new Apple

I want to show you an ambitious advertisement from Motorola, made more in the spirit of Apple. It turned out to be a purely image video, in which motorcycle gestures were successfully added (when the camera on a smartphone is launched by turning the wrist).

The video is called "Power to Empower", that is, the power to give strength, to do better. A picture in the spirit of modern trends: a boy with a prosthesis does tricks on a bicycle, a woman trucker photographs a sunset, a woman karateka kicks the air, black dancers, and at the end a large black woman for some reason sheds a tear.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

I watched the video and did not understand what they wanted to say. The only good news is that commentators on YouTube also did not understand anything. Look, maybe you will understand.

Realme like new Apple^2

You don't even need to comment here. I'll just leave excerpts from the press release below. Also watch the video.

No, though! I dare not resist! Gorgeous video sequence in the video. Here a girl cuts her hair bald, and a man, on the contrary, grows his hair, here an Asian young man bows and defiantly quits his job to play computer and rap. It is this behavior that realme smartphones are pushing! Buy an iPhone for your son or daughter - you will save your nerves.

How dare you be yourself? How dare you dress like that? How dare you say that? How dare you? A realme and a crowd of hundreds of millions of fans dare, changing reality for themselves. This idea is reflected in a special video that conveys the spirit and values ​​of the brand, which realme shot for the start of the annual fan festival. In it, the young and the daring challenge the everyday, changing the rules and setting new standards. In addition to videos, the campaign, which encourages all young people to be themselves and celebrate their individuality, is supported by various online and offline activities, such as posters with realme fans on city streets and social networks, “hacking” of brand pages with provocative inscriptions, etc.

Smartphone market in the US, in the world and Samsung's problems

Often, the US smartphone market is absolutely not interesting for those living in Russia. The fact is that this is a complex closed market, which is still dominated by retail operators. So buyers usually buy not just a phone, but a smartphone locked under a certain operator, which comes with a mobile communication tariff.

Camera robbery

By the way, this is an extremely profitable business for operators. Most buyers take the standard package, which is calculated for payment within two years. Accordingly, for two years the operator receives a stable income and may not worry that the subscriber will leave him. Of course, in the USA, as well as in Russia, mobile slavery has been abolished, but due to local specifics, the subscriber needs to drag not only his number, but also the credit iPhone. So the query "How to move from AT&T to Verizon while keeping iPhone" remains one of the most popular in this category.

At the same time, in the end, many decide to "sit out" the contract to the end, because otherwise they face an ETF, early termination fee, that is, a penalty for early cancellation of the contract. However, in fairness it should be noted that recently, under pressure from an angry public, operators are beginning to abandon the practice of two-year contracts. But in return, there are other fun expenses:

  • For example, if you switch carriers, you will be asked to pay $10-$40 to create an account for you and configure your device for the carrier's network.
  • It's not uncommon to be asked to pay up to $25 for, to quote Verizon, "providing and programming a SIM card. Without the card, your device won’t work on the new network”, that is, for providing and programming a SIM card (PROGRAMMING!), because without a SIM card, the smartphone will not be able to work on the new network.
  • At the same time, some contracts are calculated in such a way that when you change the operator, you still need to hand over the phone (or buy it at an obscene price). Of course, not everyone succeeds in keeping a smartphone in perfect condition, so you will have to pay here too.

Compare the situation in Russia, where the same "Beeline" offers a welcome bonus and reimbursement of expenses for number porting. Imagine coming to the MegaFon salon, and there the sales assistant asks for 500 rubles to program the SIM card.

In short, every time I have to delve into the wilds of the intricacies of American operators, I am glad that I live in Russia and light candles for the health of our operators.

What is there interesting in the States and in the world?

In addition to the dominance of operator retail, without success in which sales cannot be ensured, the US market is still terrible with its conservatism and protectionism.

It is in Russia that you can come to any communication salon and be stupefied by the abundance of choice - Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, realme, Honor, Motorola, Lenovo, ASUS, Samsung, Apple, TCL, Nokia, Infinix, Tecno and other Chinese.< /p>

In the US, the average consumer makes a choice between Apple and Samsung. Those who want some variety can buy OnePlus, Google Pixel, LG or Nokia.

As you can see, you won't get too far. In fact, the market was divided between Apple and Samsung. This is especially beneficial for the latter, since there are no competitors in the face of Xiaomi or realme, as well as other Chinese.

For foreign manufacturers, the US market is interesting for two reasons. First, the US population exceeds 300 million people. Secondly, the average price of a smartphone is around $500, that is, in fact, the US market is the market of flagships and semi-flagships. With installments, marketing and trade-in programs, US residents can afford any smartphone.

If you look at the whole, the US market is mothballed. However, there have been certain shifts.

Apple is gradually and methodically gaining market share (already more than 50%), while Samsung, in fact, the only powerful Android manufacturer, is stagnating.

The other day, Counterpoint published data for the 2nd quarter and once again underlined the stagnation of Samsung. Most countries have already forgotten what LG smartphones look like, but A WONDERFULL HOUSE FOR RENT IN KANOMBE AT 400,000RWF The US brand had a significant market share (13%). The manufacturer decided to close its mobile division, which was a gift for Motorola, which increased its share to 12%, OnePlus and Nokia. Whereas Samsung bought almost nothing.

More broadly, in the second quarter, Samsung lost share worldwide, including the second largest key market - Europe.

Aggressive growth of Chinese and loss of Samsung in Europe. Samsung fights back but fails in Indian market. Minus 8% year on year. But realme and "other" brands have increased their market shares.The world is in crisis, people have no money, so they turn to inexpensive brands. Middle East and Asia. Fall of Samsung for 4%. Powerful growth of Techno (complete with Infinix - it's one office) and Xiaomi. The share of shipments in the world has also decreased.

Against the background of sales worldwide, Samsung US, in principle, well done. They managed to hold on without falling off. However, this is only a matter of time.

We have already dealt with this moment. With the increase in the quality and performance of smartphones, the brand issue (if we are not talking about Apple) fades into the background, giving way to price. So it is not surprising that even if in the United States, the country with the most thick-skinned consumers in terms of consumer prices, Samsung's share is stagnating, then sales are declining in the rest of the world.

In the near future, as support from central banks is curtailed in developed countries, a post-coronavirus hangover will set in, accompanied by rising inflation and impoverishment of the population (according to the principle “the rich will get richer, and the poor will become poorer”).

#Echo135. Who is the main outsider in the 2nd quarter?

After releasing material about the new smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, I immediately received a message from a company employee that it was correct to write Xiaomi MIX 4. Now confirmation has arrived.

The brand "Mi", under which premium devices used to be released, is becoming a thing of the past. Now the premium segment is Xiaomi, and more budget devices are Redmi and POCO. It is high time. Maybe in China, “Mi” meant something, but for the rest of the world, these are just unnecessary letters that do not carry meaning. Now we are waiting for the new Xiaomi logo to replace the Mi-logo.

Motorola like a new Apple

I want to show you an ambitious advertisement from Motorola, made more in the spirit of Apple. It turned out to be a purely image video, in which motorcycle gestures were successfully added (when the camera on a smartphone is launched by turning the wrist).

The video is called "Power to Empower", that is, the power to give strength, to do better. A picture in the spirit of modern trends: a boy with a prosthesis does tricks on a bicycle, a woman trucker photographs a sunset, a woman karateka kicks the air, black dancers, and at the end a large black woman for some reason sheds a tear.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

I watched the video and did not understand what they wanted to say. The only good news is that commentators on YouTube also did not understand anything. Look, maybe you will understand.

Realme like new Apple^2

You don't even need to comment here. I'll just leave excerpts from the press release below. Also watch the video.

No, though! I dare not resist! Gorgeous video sequence in the video. Here a girl cuts her hair bald, and a man, on the contrary, grows his hair, here an Asian young man bows and defiantly quits his job to play computer and rap. It is this behavior that realme smartphones are pushing! Buy an iPhone for your son or daughter - you will save your nerves.

How dare you be yourself? How dare you dress like that? How dare you say that? How dare you? A realme and a crowd of hundreds of millions of fans dare, changing reality for themselves. This idea is reflected in a special video that conveys the spirit and values ​​of the brand, which realme shot for the start of the annual fan festival. In it, the young and the daring challenge the everyday, changing the rules and setting new standards. In addition to videos, the campaign, which encourages all young people to be themselves and celebrate their individuality, is supported by various online and offline activities, such as posters with realme fans on city streets and social networks, “hacking” of brand pages with provocative inscriptions, etc.

Smartphone market in the US, in the world and Samsung's problems

Often, the US smartphone market is absolutely not interesting for those living in Russia. The fact is that this is a complex closed market, which is still dominated by retail operators. So buyers usually buy not just a phone, but a smartphone locked under a certain operator, which comes with a mobile communication tariff.

Camera robbery

By the way, this is an extremely profitable business for operators. Most buyers take the standard package, which is calculated for payment within two years. Accordingly, for two years the operator receives a stable income and may not worry that the subscriber will leave him. Of course, in the USA, as well as in Russia, mobile slavery has been abolished, but due to local specifics, the subscriber needs to drag not only his number, but also the credit iPhone. So the query "How to move from AT&T to Verizon while keeping iPhone" remains one of the most popular in this category.

At the same time, in the end, many decide to "sit out" the contract to the end, because otherwise they face an ETF, early termination fee, that is, a penalty for early cancellation of the contract. However, in fairness it should be noted that recently, under pressure from an angry public, operators are beginning to abandon the practice of two-year contracts. But in return, there are other fun expenses:

  • For example, if you switch carriers, you will be asked to pay $10-$40 to create an account for you and configure your device for the carrier's network.
  • It's not uncommon to be asked to pay up to $25 for, to quote Verizon, "providing and programming a SIM card. Without the card, your device won’t work on the new network”, that is, for providing and programming a SIM card (PROGRAMMING!), because without a SIM card, the smartphone will not be able to work on the new network.
  • At the same time, some contracts are calculated in such a way that when changing the operator, you still need to hand over the phone (or buy it at an obscene price). Of course, not everyone succeeds in keeping a smartphone in perfect condition, so you will have to pay here too.

Compare the situation in Russia, where the same "Beeline" offers a welcome bonus and compensation for porting costs. Imagine coming to the MegaFon salon, and there the sales assistant asks for 500 rubles to program the SIM card.

In short, every time I have to delve into the wilds of the intricacies of American operators, I am glad that I live in Russia and light candles for the health of our operators.

What is there interesting in the States and in the world?

In addition to the dominance of operator retail, without success in which sales cannot be ensured, the US market is still terrible with its conservatism and protectionism.

It is in Russia that you can come to any communication salon and be stupefied by the abundance of choice - Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, realme, Honor, Motorola, Lenovo, ASUS, Samsung, Apple, TCL, Nokia, Infinix, Tecno and other Chinese.< /p>

In the US, the average consumer makes a choice between Apple and Samsung. Those who want some variety can buy OnePlus, Google Pixel, LG or Nokia.

As you can see, you won't get too far. In fact, the market was divided between Apple and Samsung. This is especially beneficial for the latter, since there are no competitors in the face of Xiaomi or realme, as well as other Chinese.

For foreign manufacturers, the US market is interesting for two reasons. First, the US population exceeds 300 million people. Secondly, the average price of a smartphone is around $500, that is, in fact, the US market is the market of flagships and semi-flagships. With installments, marketing and trade-in programs, US residents can afford any smartphone.

If you look at the whole, the US market is mothballed. However, there have been certain shifts.

Apple is gradually and methodically gaining market share (already more than 50%), while Samsung, in fact, the only powerful Android manufacturer, is stagnating.

The other day, Counterpoint published data for the 2nd quarter and once again underlined the stagnation of Samsung. Most countries have already forgotten what LG smartphones look like, but A WONDERFULL HOUSE FOR RENT IN KANOMBE AT 400,000RWF The US brand had a significant market share (13%). The manufacturer decided to close its mobile division, which was a gift for Motorola, which increased its share to 12%, OnePlus and Nokia. Whereas Samsung has acquired almost nothing.

More broadly, in the second quarter, Samsung lost share worldwide, including the second largest key market - Europe.

Chinese aggressive growth and Samsung loss in Europe. Samsung fights back but fails in Indian market. Minus 8% year on year. But realme and "other" brands have increased their market share.The world is in crisis, people have no money, so they turn to inexpensive brands. Middle East and Asia. Fall of Samsung for 4%. Powerful growth of Techno (complete with Infinix - it's one office) and Xiaomi. The share of shipments in the world has also decreased.

Against the background of sales worldwide, Samsung US, in principle, well done. They managed to hold on without falling off. However, this is only a matter of time.

We have already dealt with this moment. With the increase in the quality and performance of smartphones, the brand issue (if we are not talking about Apple) fades into the background, giving way to price. So it is not surprising that even if in the United States, the country with the most thick-skinned consumers in terms of consumer prices, Samsung's share is stagnating, then sales are declining in the rest of the world.

In the near future, as support from central banks is curtailed in developed countries, a post-coronavirus hangover will set in, accompanied by rising inflation and impoverishment of the population (according to the principle “the rich will get richer, and the poor will become poorer”).

#Echo135. Who is the main outsider in the 2nd quarter?

After releasing material about the new smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, I immediately received a message from a company employee that it was correct to write Xiaomi MIX 4. Now confirmation has arrived.

The brand "Mi", under which premium devices used to be released, is becoming a thing of the past. Now the premium segment is Xiaomi, and more budget devices are Redmi and POCO. It is high time. Maybe in China, “Mi” meant something, but for the rest of the world, these are just unnecessary letters that do not carry meaning. Now we are waiting for the new Xiaomi logo to replace the Mi-logo.

Motorola like a new Apple

I want to show you an ambitious advertisement from Motorola, made more in the spirit of Apple. It turned out to be a purely image video, in which motorcycle gestures were successfully added (when the camera on a smartphone is launched by turning the wrist).

The video is called "Power to Empower", that is, the power to give strength, to do better. A picture in the spirit of modern trends: a boy with a prosthesis does tricks on a bicycle, a woman trucker photographs a sunset, a woman karateka kicks the air, black dancers, and at the end a large black woman for some reason sheds a tear.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

I watched the video and did not understand what they wanted to say. The only good news is that commentators on YouTube also did not understand anything. Look, maybe you will understand.

Realme like new Apple^2

You don't even need to comment here. I'll just leave excerpts from the press release below. Also watch the video.

Not even though! I dare not resist! Gorgeous video footage. Here a girl cuts her hair bald, and a man, on the contrary, grows his hair, here an Asian young man bows and defiantly quits his job to play computer and rap. It is this behavior that realme smartphones are pushing! Buy an iPhone for your son or daughter - you will save your nerves.

How dare you be yourself? How dare you dress like that? How dare you say that? How dare you? A realme and a hundred million crowd of fans dare, changing reality for themselves. This idea is reflected in a special video that conveys the spirit and values ​​of the brand, which realme shot for the start of the annual fan festival. In it, the young and the daring challenge the everyday, changing the rules and setting new standards. In addition to videos, the campaign, which encourages all young people to be themselves and celebrate their individuality, is supported by various online and offline activities, such as posters with realme fans on city streets and social networks, “hacking” of brand pages with provocative inscriptions, etc.

Smartphone market in the US, in the world and Samsung's problems

Often, the US smartphone market is absolutely not interesting for those living in Russia. The fact is that this is a complex closed market, which is still dominated by retail operators. So buyers usually buy not just a phone, but a smartphone locked under a certain operator, which comes with a mobile communication tariff.

Camera robbery

By the way, this is an extremely profitable business for operators. Most buyers take the standard package, which is calculated for payment within two years. Accordingly, for two years the operator receives a stable income and may not worry that the subscriber will leave him. Of course, in the USA, as well as in Russia, mobile slavery has been abolished, but due to local specifics, the subscriber needs to drag not only his number, but also the credit iPhone. So the query "How to move from AT&T to Verizon while keeping iPhone" remains one of the most popular in this category.

At the same time, in the end, many decide to "sit out" the contract to the end, because otherwise they face an ETF, early termination fee, that is, a penalty for early cancellation of the contract. However, in fairness it should be noted that recently, under pressure from an angry public, operators are beginning to abandon the practice of two-year contracts. But in return, there are other fun expenses:

  • For example, if you switch carriers, you will be asked to pay $10-$40 to create an account for you and configure your device for the carrier's network.
  • It's not uncommon to be asked to pay up to $25 for, to quote Verizon, "providing and programming a SIM card. Without the card, your device won’t work on the new network”, that is, for providing and programming a SIM card (PROGRAMMING!), because without a SIM card, the smartphone will not be able to work on the new network.
  • At the same time, some contracts are calculated in such a way that when changing the operator, you still need to hand over the phone (or buy it at an obscene price). Of course, not everyone succeeds in keeping a smartphone in perfect condition, so you will have to pay here too.

Compare the situation in Russia, where the same "Beeline" offers a welcome bonus and compensation for porting costs. Imagine coming to the MegaFon salon, and there the sales assistant asks for 500 rubles to program the SIM card.

In short, every time I have to delve into the wilds of the intricacies of American operators, I am glad that I live in Russia and light candles for the health of our operators.

What is there interesting in the States and in the world?

In addition to the dominance of operator retail, without success in which sales cannot be ensured, the US market is still terrible with its conservatism and protectionism.

It is in Russia that you can come to any communication salon and be stupefied by the abundance of choice - Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, realme, Honor, Motorola, Lenovo, ASUS, Samsung, Apple, TCL, Nokia, Infinix, Tecno and other Chinese.< /p>

In the US, the average consumer makes a choice between Apple and Samsung. Those who want some variety can buy OnePlus, Google Pixel, LG or Nokia.

As you can see, you won't get too far. In fact, the market was divided between Apple and Samsung. This is especially beneficial for the latter, since there are no competitors in the face of Xiaomi or realme, as well as other Chinese.

For foreign manufacturers, the US market is interesting for two reasons. First, the US population exceeds 300 million people. Secondly, the average price of a smartphone is around $500, that is, in fact, the US market is the market of flagships and semi-flagships. With installments, marketing and trade-in programs, US residents can afford any smartphone.

If you look at the whole, the US market is mothballed. However, there have been certain shifts.

Apple is gradually and methodically gaining market share (already more than 50%), while Samsung, in fact, the only powerful Android manufacturer, is stagnating.

The other day, Counterpoint published data for the 2nd quarter and once again underlined the stagnation of Samsung. Most countries have already forgotten what LG smartphones look like, but in A WONDERFULL HOUSE FOR RENT IN KANOMBE AT 400,000RWF USA, the brand had a significant market share (13%). The manufacturer decided to close its mobile division, which was a gift for Motorola, which increased its share to 12%, OnePlus and Nokia. Whereas Samsung bought almost nothing.

The other day, Counterpoint published data for the 2nd quarter and once again underlined the stagnation of Samsung. In most countries, they have already forgotten what LG smartphones look like, but in A WONDERFULL HOUSE FOR RENT IN KANOMBE AT 400,000RWF A WONDERFULL HOUSE FOR RENT IN KANOMBE AT 400,000RWF In the US, the brand had a significant market share (13%). The manufacturer decided to close its mobile division, which was a gift for Motorola, which increased its share to 12%, OnePlus and Nokia. Whereas Samsung acquired virtually nothing.

More broadly, in the second quarter, Samsung lost share worldwide, including the second largest key market - Europe.

Aggressive growth of Chinese and loss of Samsung in Europe. Samsung fights back but fails in Indian market. Minus 8% year on year. But realme and "other" brands have increased their market share. The world is in crisis, people have no money, so they turn to inexpensive brands. Middle East and Asia. Fall of Samsung for 4%. Powerful growth of Techno (fold with Infinix - it's one office) and Xiaomi. The share of shipments in the world has also decreased.

Against the background of sales worldwide, Samsung US, in principle, well done. They managed to hold on without falling off. However, this is only a matter of time.

We have already dealt with this moment. With the increase in the quality and performance of smartphones, the brand issue (if we are not talking about Apple) fades into the background, giving way to price. So it is not surprising that even if in the United States, the country with the most thick-skinned consumers in terms of consumer prices, Samsung's share is stagnating, then sales are declining in the rest of the world.

In the near future, as support from central banks is curtailed in developed countries, a post-coronavirus hangover will set in, accompanied by rising inflation and impoverishment of the population (according to the principle “the rich will get richer, and the poor will become poorer”).