Apple and Samsung are considered the top flags in the smartphone market when both have created big trends that eventually become the standard that many other manufacturers must follow. Over the past decade, Apple and Samsung took turns taking positions 1 and 2 about sales and smartphone market share, only when Huawei emerged. This Chinese phone company has gradually gained market share from Apple and Samsung as well as created trends that make both of them big despite not speaking out but have applied on many of their products.
A few years ago, Huawei smartphones, even at the top of the list, were still not as advanced as what we see today. Many of these are considered copies of the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy but from the position of an imitator, Huawei became the Huawei P20 Pro in early 2018. Huawei has become a leader in the smartphone industry. In many areas and many devices then tried to simulate the features available on Huawei and Galaxy Note 10 or iPhone XI devices, which are probably the two clearest proofs of Huawei's impact on the market.
Huawei started the 3 camera trend:
Starting with the dual camera trend, this trend dates back to 2016 on flagship devices like LG G5 and iPhone 7 Plus and then iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8. But in March 2018, Huawei announced the P20 Pro – the The world's first 3 camera smartphone, started the trend of more than 2 rear cameras on smartphones.
This flagship quickly attracted attention, good sales made Samsung immediately respond to a completely new phone line is Galaxy A9 with 4 camera design placed just 1 month later. Next, Samsung also put 3 camera design on the flagship Galaxy S10 and next August at Samsung Unpacked 2019, Samsung will launch Galaxy Note 10 with multi-camera design, 3 on Note 10 Plus 4 on Note 10 Plus based on Recent leakage information.
To be honest, the camera changes will definitely be made by Samsung on their models, but Huawei's innovation clearly increased competition in the smartphone industry and users will benefit. And not only Samsung:
Apple, though, produces phones that deliver great experience and quality but are slow to apply new technology. The company often uses the design and features among many iPhone devices, but only one year after Huawei made users begin to care about and require multi-lens cameras, Apple began thinking about adding cameras to the iPhone and images leaked to iPhone XI showed the possibility that it will have 3 cameras.
A separate Night Mode version:
Night Mode is a new trend that Huawei has launched on the P20 Pro. Previously it used monochrome monochrome sensors to get more details from there to create better low-light shots but with the new camera software, low-light shots were taken to new heights. Again this is something that will sooner or later be improved by the companies but Huawei soon launched its own Night Mode with AI Camera technology from last year.
Eight months later, Google launched the Night Sight feature for the Pixel 3 series, while Samsung is still trying to improve night photography. Although many software updates have been released, companies are generally struggling to achieve results like Huawei. While Apple has not yet developed the same thing on the iPhone, the iPhone still has no Night Mode and the ability to go to the iPhone XI.
Square camera cluster:
Based on the leaked images of the iPhone XI as well as the Pixel 4, they showed that the design of the rear camera cluster is in a square frame. Huawei was the first company to put the design of a 3-camera cluster with flash into a square frame on the Mate 20 Pro line launched last year.
However, if Apple and Google imitate Huawei's design, it may not be true because both companies are angled instead of placing it between the camera and the 3-camera layout and the internal flash without weight. Google has a reason to change the Pixel camera because the most recent Pixel 3 is still equipped with only one camera and depends heavily on software. Meanwhile Apple seems to double the size of the existing dual camera cluster to avoid criticism. However, it is undeniable that both of them choose to design a square camera cluster like Huawei. It is unclear why Apple and Google choose such a camera design, but looking at what Huawei Mate 20 Pro did last year, it produced a better image with greater detail thanks to combining data from many sensors. The two companies have reason to follow Huawei.
Fast charger has become the standard:
Huawei not only improved battery life on its smartphones, but it also made improvements in the field of fast charging. In October last year the company introduced a 40 W charging technology and by early this year the charging capacity was up to 55 W. So in addition to the race in terms of quantity and quality of the camera on the phone, the companies were also entering. race on fast charging.
Currently Samsung is still using its own fast charging technology called Adaptive Fast Charge, compatible with QC 2.0, up to 18 W on most of its phones, including the flagship. This is something that needs to be upgraded to be expected on Galaxy Note 10, Samsung will support 45 W. fast charger.
Apple meanwhile remains loyal to the "slow charging" technology on the iPhone. The company sells the iPhone for up to $ 1449 for the highest version but still comes with a 5 W charger, which is hard to accept. However, thanks to Huawei's impact as well as the industry in general, Apple is expected to sell iPhone XI with a standard 18 W charger after years of customer complaints.
Wireless reverse charging technology:
In fact, many of the current flagship phones have integrated wireless charging technology, but more interestingly, wirelessly charging the phone itself can charge other devices. When it launched Mate 20 Pro, Huawei surprised the world by taking the iPhone X itself as an example for the "Apply to Mate 20 Pro back" feature to recharge it. Basically this feature will allow Mate 20 Pro to recharge any device that supports wireless charging from the phone to wearable devices, wireless headsets …
By February this year, Samsung announced the same technology called Wireless PowerShare and supported on many Qi standard wireless charging devices like Galaxy from S7 to Note 9, S10 versions, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy headphones Buds, Galaxy Watch … Meanwhile Apple is also reportedly developing a version of this wireless reverse charging technology, iPhone XI application and, if so, it will be able to overturn the iPhone and place the AirPods headset. up to charge.
Type of finish on the back face color change:
White, black, gray and yellow are the most popular colors of smartphones and this was especially true in the high-end segment. Also red and blue are often added in color options to help manufacturers reach younger customers as well as make a difference for the device. But when Huawei launched the P20 Pro, smartphone colors were no longer monotonous.
The Huawei P20 Pro has a glass back cover with a multicolored background called Twilight and depending on the viewing angle and lighting, the colors will change dramatically. This design soon attracted the attention of users and became a real trend that made many manufacturers like Xiaomi until Vivo, Oppo followed the heels. It is loved to the extent that Xiaomi almost applies this type of perfection across the segment, from low-end, mid-to high-end.
Samsung probably did not ignore this trend and on the latest render pictures of the Note 10, it had a perfect back cover based on the design of Huawei P30 Pro with the color Breathing Crystal but it seems the color layers are fixed. , it simply shows the shift from color A to color B instead of the color and angle of the P30 Pro. Huawei has really created this color design trend and it brings a fresher, more youthful look on current smartphones after years of monotonous.