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Samsung wants to bring its 5G devices to over 40 countries in 2020

Do you recall how we’ve talked about Samsung betting on 5G to improve its fortunes in 2020? It’s true. As the company continues to provide 5G solutions to network operators in more countries around the world, Samsung is also looking to release 5G Galaxy smartphones in over 40 countries by the end of the year, according to The Korea Herald citing June-Hee Lee.

Samsung commercialized its 5G devices in 22 countries last year and has reportedly shipped over 6.7 million 5G smartphones globally throughout 2019. This year, however, the company wants to make 5G easier to obtain and intends on releasing 5G-enabled Galaxy devices in ‘twice as many countries.’

Samsung may or may not pull this off, depending on carrier expansion plans

Of course, it all ties in with the number of countries in which 5G is available and the expansion rate of network providers. Therefore, Samsung’s plans to introduce 5G smartphones in over 40 countries this year may or may not fully come to fruition. It very much depends on each country/network operator’s 5G commercialization schedule which, in turn, will more or less influence Samsung’s 5G release plans.

Fortunately for Samsung, the company is in a favorable position whereby it is the main 5G network equipment supplier in many regions, therefore the company’s mobile branch should have a pretty accurate idea of how much it should commit to the 5G scene throughout the year. Whatever the case may be, it’s safe to expect all of the company’s future flagship phones, including the Galaxy Note 11/20 series, to be 5G-enabled moving forward.

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