Samsung Electronics has announced that it shipped over 6.7 million 5G capable Galaxy Phones in 2019. The company, being among the early adopters of 5G in the smartphone industry, has seen massive success selling its 5G capable devices.
In 2019, the South Korean tech giant released five different 5G capable Galaxy devices globally, including the Galaxy S10 5G, Note10 5G, Note10+ 5G, Galaxy A90 5G, and Galaxy Fold 5G.
These phones helped Samsung claim the number one spot as the leaders in the industry as of November with a total market share of 53.9% of the global 5G smartphone market.
“Consumers can’t wait to experience 5G, and we are proud to offer a diverse portfolio of devices that deliver the best 5G experience possible,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Research and Development at IT & Mobile Communications Division for Samsung.
Even with this tremendous success at the onset of 5G, Samsung plans to invest even more in 5G, like other smartphone makers. The company will soon launch the world’s first 5G capable tablet – Galaxy Tab S6 5G – in its home market, which boasts over a million 5G users.
2020 has been predicted to be the breakout year for 5G. Major chipmakers, including Qualcomm and MediaTek, have already released their 5G capable chips.
Counterpoint Research predicts that the 5G smartphone market will grow massively this year. The research firm estimates that global sales of these smartphones will account for up to 18% of total smartphone sales in 2020.
In comparison, CounterPoint estimates that global sales of 5G smartphones only contributed to 1% of total smartphone sales in 2019.
“For Samsung, 2020 will be the year of Galaxy 5G and we are excited to bring 5G to even more device categories and introduce people to mobile experiences they never thought possible,” Roh said.