On January 30, the latest research report Strategic Analysis was published. The report mentioned, that worldwide 5G smartphone shipments will reach 19 mln units in 2019. Smartphones demand is much higher than expected. Ranking first Huawei holds 37% of the global 5G smartphone market. In the second position is Samsung with a 36% market share. Vivo’s share is 10.7%, ranking third. And Xiaomi’s smartphone share is 6.4%, ranking fourth.
According to Strategy Analytics, “Global 5G smartphone shipments have grown from zero in 2018 to 18.7 mln units in 2019. The market demand for 5G smartphones is much higher than expected. Fierce competition from Chinese manufacturers and significant subsidies from South Korean operators are the main engine of 5G demand.
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Strategy Analytics added Huawei’s global shipments of 5G smartphones in 2019 are 6.9 mln units, with a market share of 37%, ranking first. Almost all Huawei 5G smartphones are shipped in China. Huawei ’s best-selling 5G models include the Mate 20 X 5G and the Mate 30 Pro 5G. In 2019’s global shipments of Samsung 5G smartphones were 6.7 mln, with a market share of 36%, ranking second. The 5G smartphones of Samsung shipments are international, with major shipping countries including South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The most popular 5G models of Samsung include the Note 10 5G and the S10 5G.
The upcoming 5G models of Apple iPhone and other big brands mean that 5G will become the hottest part of the global smartphone market this year said the Strategy Analytics. However, the recent panic of new coronaviruses is currently restricting trade in some parts of China. As a result, it’s very May lead to a slowdown in Asian or global 5G supply and demand in the first half of 2020. Industry players should be prepared for the surge in 5G sales in some markets.