Horrible for the movie industry that comes to know a new wave of blockbuster postponement, 2020 has been a prolific year for the global smartphone market. Samsung has consolidated its leadership position while Xiaomi and Oppo have experienced exponential growth. The year was also marked by the emergence of 5G smartphones that the operator China Mobile insisted on classifying. It therefore elected the Huawei Mate 40 Pro best 5G smartphone of 2020.
5 stars in several categories
Every year, China Mobile establishes its famous Smart Hardware Quality Report, the 2020 edition of which was published very recently. This was marked by the ranking of the best 5G smartphones in 2020 which was top category. To establish its classification, the operator had based its rating on four criteria, namely:
- General quality
- The features and services offered
- Advances in technology
This rating base had the merit of not being limited to usual performance (CPU / RMA), but of expanding to other criteria that help make a smartphone a real life assistant. Despite everything, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro processor, a Kirin 9000, was awarded a rating of 5 stars, in the process winning the title of best 5G chip in 2020. In the category of smartphones over € 500 (4000 yuan in the original version), Huawei’s high-end smartphone is followed by the Xiaomi Extreme 10 Edition in second position and by the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 in third step of the podium.
The smartphone was also named the best gaming smartphone 2020 on the basis of rating criteria such as energy consumption, response time and fluidity, as well as graphic effects and temperature rises. Even more, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro has been awarded 5 stars for its photo module offering breathtaking performance. This is not the first time that the model has received an award for her photos. Last October, DxOMark had awarded him the title of King of photography and selfies.
A ranking issued by the largest operator in the world
This ranking of China Mobile remains subject to debate. Many doubt its impartiality given the predominance of Chinese smartphones in each category. Remember, however, that China Mobile is currently the largest mobile operator in the world in terms of number of subscribers. It is 50 million and dust to reach a billion subscribers worldwide. Anyway, this is a real publicity stunt for Huawei, still the second biggest seller of smartphones in the world despite the US embargo.
We are now impatiently awaiting what the year 2021 has in store for us. This will see a generalization of 5G smartphones, but also stronger competition in the foldable smartphones on which Samsung remains leader with its Galaxy Z Fold 2. Case to be continued !!!!