This year, the first smartphones with the ability to connect to 5G networks appeared, but their sales can not yet be called record.
According to the IHS Markit report, Samsung is the company with the largest market share of 5G smartphones. IHS says Samsung dominated the third quarter of 2019, shipping 74% of all 5G smartphones.
Samsung managed to sell 3.2 million of the 4.3 million 5G smartphones in the global market. Compared to the second quarter, when Samsung sold 1.5 million 5G smartphones, this is a big leap. Samsung has more 5G models in stock than any other manufacturer. The best-selling model was the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G, which accounted for 1.6 million units.
The total shipments of LG smartphones with 5G support in the second and third quarter reached 700,000 units. Deliveries by Chinese manufacturers Xiaomi, Huawei, Vivo, Oppo and ZTE accounted for 17% of total 5G shipments. At the same time, sales of all smartphones (not only 5G) by Chinese manufacturers account for more than half of the world.
As the deployment of 5G services, the supply of 5G smartphones from Chinese manufacturers will begin, according to experts, to increase significantly.