Samsung says it shipped over 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones in 2019
2019 was the year that 5G finally became a reality. South Korea, Samsung’s home country, was the first to flip the switch on public 5G cellular networks. Samsung was ready to welcome the revolution with its very first compatible smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G.
The company continued to release new 5G compatible smartphones throughout the year. It even offered support on a non-flagship Galaxy A series device. Samsung wanted to establish a lead in the 5G market right off the bat and it was able to do that. The company today announced that it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones in 2019. It captured 53.9 percent of the global 5G smartphone market.
Samsung brands 2020 as the year of Galaxy 5G
Samsung offered customers a total of five 5G compatible devices – the Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ 5G, the Galaxy Fold 5G and the Galaxy A90 5G. The Galaxy A90 5G was Samsung’s first non-flagship device to come with support for the next-gen cellular network.
The company wants to let everyone know that as far as 5G is concerned, it was just getting started in 2019. “For Samsung, 2020 will be the year of Galaxy 5G,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Research and Development at IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. He added that the company is going to bring 5G to more devices this year.
Samsung has been working on 5G for over a decade, particularly on network equipment which will enable mobile carriers to deploy their 5G networks. Samsung provided the equipment for the 5G network in South Korea and it has also been selected to provide the relevant equipment for three of the top mobile carriers in the United States.
As more carriers across the globe deploy their public 5G networks, Samsung will be able to leverage its already dominant position to offer Galaxy 5G devices across all price points.Join the Discussion