Samsung, one of the leading smartphone manufacturers, based in South Korea, has witnessed an impressive hike in their 2019 sales. The company sold over 6.7 million 5G smartphones in 2019. The numbers show a great progressive growth when compared to the expected sales. Samsung had expected a sale of nearly 4 million for their 5G phones for the year 2019.
On Thursday, Samsung’s officials announced that the company had shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones to its customers in 2019. The first 5G phones from Samsung were launched in the market in May 2019, and according to reports, over 2 million of them were already sold by September 2019. Considering the sales rate of that period, Samsung had expected a sale of about 4 million by the end of 2019.
The 5G was introduced into the market as a ground-breaking technology. 5G offers the fastest and widest coverage of all the wireless networks that have been introduced so far. Compared to the most common 4G cellular connection that is common now, 5G is 10 to 100 times faster in connectivity and speed. The amount of time taken by your phone to get connected to the network and start responding, which is termed as latency, is way faster than a Wi-Fi.
The year 2020 has started by flagging off an interesting growth for 5G smartphone market. It is assumed that, this year we can witness a rapid change from 4G phones to 5G phones. The smartphone market has accepted the 5G revolution, unlike in 2019, where 5G phones did not take a significant place. Even in the case of Samsung, 5G was only supported in the expensive models.
As far as 2020 is concerned, with the support of Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 processor, the 5G can spread up in the game. It is assumed that customers will be more interested in switching over to 5G devices. So, Samsung and other smartphone developers will presumably integrate 5G support in the coming series, rather than launching 5G smartphones separately. The added ease and 5G support will hike up the sale of future models from Samsung.
However, the competitors of Samsung won’t remain aloof. Reports state that many competing smartphone brands have plans for launching 5G phones shortly. There are rumours that Steve Jobs’ Apple will be launching a 5G iPhone as the next in the list.
As 2019 winded up, Samsung stands on top as one of the few companies who have launched several 5G models. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, Galaxy A90 5G and Galaxy Fold 5G were the star models of Samsung around the world. Being the first leading company to launch 5G phones, it is no wonder Samsung’s sales hiked up beyond expectations.
It was reported that Samsung had 54% of the global 5G smartphone sales as of November 2019. The 6.7 million is indeed a large number considering the 5G smartphone market. But this number is only a small fraction of the total smartphone sales of Samsung. The total sale of Samsung smartphones in 2019 portrays an admiring number of 78.2 million.
They are staying on top as the world’s largest phone makers, holding 21% of the total market.Samsung announced that they will be launching new 5G models in 2020 as 5G is now more popular. Samsung is ready to introduce “new advancements that will improve the speed, performance and security of Galaxy 5G devices even further.” The company had a great ending to 2019 and even more great beginning for 2020. Samsung is starting this year with awe-struck sales and whole new hopes.
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