Samsung today announced that it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones globally in 2019. Samsung was the first to launch a 5G smartphone with the Galaxy S10, in April 2019. Xiaomi, Huawei, LG, OnePlus, and Oppo launched 5G smartphones during 2019.
Apple and Google didn’t launch any smartphone compatible with 5G during 2019, but that is expected in 2020.
“5G smartphones contributed to 1% of global smartphone sales in 2019. However, 2020 will be the breakout year, with 5G smartphones poised to grow 1,687% with contribution rising to 18% of the total global smartphone sales volumes,” says Neil Shah, VP of Research at Counterpoint Research.
Samsung says that is now accounting for 53.9% of the global 5G smartphone market, by offering five Galaxy 5G devices globally, including the Galaxy S10 5G, Note10 5G and Note10+ 5G, Galaxy A90 5G, and Galaxy Fold 5G.