Huawei has announced its 5G smartphone sales for 2019. The Chinese tech giant said it managed to sell 6.9 million Huawei 5G devices in 2019. This follows last week’s report from South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, who stated that they shipped 6.7 million 5G capable smartphones last year.
In comparison to Samsung which, as of now, has a portfolio of five 5G models, Huawei has a total of six-under its main brand including Mate 20 X 5G, Mate 30 5G, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 30 RS Porsche edition, nova 6 5G, and the Mate X which is the company’s first foldable device.
In addition to that, the company introduced two more 5G capable phones under its sub-brand Honor – V30 and V30 Pro – adding up to eight phones.
Huawei recorded massive sales in its home market last year with few sales made in the global market as a result of the US ban.
However, the company is still the second smartphone vendor globally, and it managed to sell 240 million smartphones last year despite the ban.
This year, the 5G market is going to be significant, with major silicon companies already prepared for the 5G party with their various 5G capable chips.
IDC forecasts that the 5G devices market could account for 8.9% of the total market smartphone sales in 2020.
In its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report, the research firm expects that a total of 123.5 million 5G phones will be sold, and this number will rise sharply to hit 28.1% by 2023.