This year, sales should grow several times.
Samsung Electronics shipped more than 6.7 million 5G Galaxy smartphones worldwide in 2019. In November 2019, Samsung occupied 53.9% of the global 5G smartphone market, introducing five devices with support for next-generation networks: the Galaxy S10 5G, Note10 5G and Note10 + 5G, as well as the Galaxy A90 5G and Galaxy Fold 5G.
In 2020 Samsung plans to expand its portfolio of devices with support for next-generation networks. So at CES 2020, the company introduced the Galaxy Tab S6 5G – the first 5G tablet that will go on sale in Korea in the first quarter of 2020.
“5G smartphones accounted for 1% of global smartphone sales in 2019. Despite this, 2020 will be a watershed year when sales of 5G smartphones will account for 18% of total smartphone sales in the world. Samsung is one of the leading players stimulating the development of the 5G market in 2019, offering comprehensive 5G solutions from 3GPP standards, semiconductors and mobile devices to network equipment. For the next 10 years, Samsung has great opportunities for the development of 5G.”
Neil Shah, vice president of research at Counterpoint Research
As a leading member of industry groups such as 3GPP and the O-RAN Alliance, Samsung is committed to an open network approach that has helped accelerate the provision of new technology to consumers and enterprises. Over the past year, in addition to launching an impressive portfolio of 5G devices, the company has provided network equipment for the world’s first 5G commercial service in Korea, and has also worked closely with global partner operators to expand 5G networks and options for their use.