Samsung sold more than 6.7 million 5G smartphones in 2019. The manufacturer has largely exceeded its sales targets of 4 million units. These good figures are due to the success of the Galaxy S10 5G and Note 10+ 5G, which alone account for two thirds of sales. Samsung currently dominates the 5G market with 54% market share.
Would the public answer the call of 5G? Given Samsung's figures, one would be tempted to answer in the affirmative. The company announced in an official statement released on January 2, 2020 that it had sold more than 6.7 million 5G smartphones in 2019. The manufacturer therefore exceeds its objectives set at IFA 2019. Samsung hoped to have sold 4 million 5G compatible devices by the end of 2019. The bet was therefore more than met.
Unlike its main competitor Apple, Samsung can boast of offering its customers 5 5G compatible smartphones: the Galaxy S10 5G, the Note 10 and Note 10+ 5G, the Galaxy A90 5G and of course the Galaxy Fold 5G. These good figures are also due to the success of the S10 and Note10 + in their 5G versions, which represent two thirds of sales in the last quarter of 2019.
" Consumers can't wait to experience 5G and we are proud to offer a diverse range of devices capable of delivering the best 5G experience possible, " said the manufacturer in its press release.
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Samsung leader in 5G … for now
With 54% market share, Samsung is currently the number 1 manufacturer of 5G smartphones. This supremacy could well continue with the approach of the official presentation in February 2020 of the range of Galaxy S11, or rather Galaxy S20 as claimed by some rumors. These flagships should be equipped with Snapdragon 865 processor and would therefore support the Dual-Mode 5G.
Indeed, the manufacturers of smartphones have a sine qua num condition to use this SoC: they must imperatively integrate an X55 modem. In fact, the founder makes sort of support for 5G mandatory. Nevertheless, 5G is doomed to democratize and Samsung will face much more competition in 2020. Indeed, Apple for example intends to take advantage of the acquisition of the modem division of Intel to launch three 5G smartphones in 2020.
Source: The Verge