Samsung offered 6.7 million 5G phones in 2019 between the Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, the company announced at present, marking higher than anticipated sales for gadgets supporting the next-generation cell customary.
Whereas 6.7 million units might not sound like loads within the grand scheme of the phone market, it’s higher than anticipated — at IFA 2019, Samsung had only offered 2 million 5G units and solely anticipated to promote 4 million whole by the tip of 2019. That quantity additionally makes up a substantial quantity of the fledging 5G market, with Samsung claiming its units rely on 53.9% of the worldwide 5G market.
2020 is anticipated to be an attention-grabbing year for 5G development throughout the smartphone market. Not like 2019’s phones, which largely didn’t embrace 5G (or within the case of Samsung, solely supported it on particular, pricier fashions), Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 processor will make assist for the next-era community obligatory throughout any Android flagships that gives it — albeit via a separate antenna fairly than a completely built-in answer. Elevated 5G rollouts by carriers signify that clients will presumably be more enthusiastic about really shopping for 5G gadgets, too.
That signifies that as a substitute of getting to supply a separate 5G model of the S11 or Note 11 (or no matter Samsung calls its 2020 flagship successors), each S11 or Be aware 11 models will help 5G, which can seemingly enhance gross sales. In fact, the added ease in supporting 5G will probably imply loads of new opponents for Samsung in 2020 too — together with rumors of a 5G iPhone — which signifies that the market share breakdown might look very completely different presently next year.