- Samsung accounted for 53.9 per cent of the global 5G smartphone market till November 2019
- The company is also launching a 5G enabled tablet in Korea in 2020
Samsung, via an official statement, has informed that it shipped more than 6.7 million 5G smartphones in 2019. It is to be noted here that a lot of countries in the world does not have access to 5G networks yet.
“Consumers can not wait to experience 5G and we are proud to offer a diverse portfolio of devices that deliver the best 5G experience possible. For Samsung, 2020 will be the year of Galaxy 5G and we are excited to bring 5G to even more device categories and introduce people to mobile experiences they never thought possible,”TM Roh, president & head, Research and Development at IT and mobile communications division, Samsung Electronics noted in a statement.
The Korea-based consumer electronics giant currently retails five 5G devices in the world. These include Galaxy S10 5G, Note 10 5G and Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy A90 5G and Galaxy Fold 5G.
Except Apple all major OEMs have 5G-capable devices
A recent report published by Counterpoint informed that all major smartphone OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in the premium segment, except Apple, now have 5G devices in their portfolios. LG, as per the same report, had also captured a spot in the top five premium 5G OEMs in Q3 2019.
Counterpoint further noted that the adoption of 5G will play a key role in the growth of the premium segment as well as the overall global smartphone market. Apple will be launching its 5G devices in 2020 driving upgrades among Apple users and potentially pulling in some previous Android users.
“Currently, all the 5G phones available fall within the premium segment, but this will also change in 2020. Major Chinese OEMs will launch 5G-capable devices in the sub-US$ 400 price band. China will drive the 5G segment followed by other key markets like the US and Korea. The uptake of 5G will also push the overall global smartphone market to grow in 2020,” read Counterpoint’s report.