Samsung announces it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones to consumers in 2019. Until November last year, Samsung accounted for 53.9% of the global 5G smartphone market and led the industry by offering consumers worldwide five Galaxy 5G devices, including the Galaxy S10 5G, Note10 5G and Note10+ 5G, as well as the recently launched Galaxy A90 5G and Galaxy Fold 5G.
“Consumers can’t wait to experience 5G and we are proud to offer a diverse portfolio of devices that deliver the best possible 5G experience,” said Gerben van Walt Meijer, Marketing Manager Mobile at Samsung Netherlands. “For Samsung, 2020 will be the year of Galaxy 5G and we are excited to bring this new connectivity to even more device categories and introduce people to mobile experiences they never thought possible.”
The first 5G tablet
Available in South Korea in Q1 2020, the Galaxy Tab S6 5G will be the world’s first ultra-fast 5G tablet with the power and performance of the Galaxy Tab series. With its premium display, multimedia capabilities and now 5G, the tablet offers high quality video calling, as well as watching live and pre-recorded video streams or playing cloud and online games with friends.
“5G smartphones contributed to 1% of global smartphone sales in 2019. However, 2020 will be the breakthrough year, with 5G smartphones expected to grow 1,687% contributing to 18% of total global smartphone sales volumes,” says Neil Shah, VP of Research at Counterpoint Research. “Samsung has been one of the leading players catalyzing the 5G market development in 2019 with end-to-end 5G offerings from 3GPP standard contribution, semiconductors, mobile devices to network equipment. With great 5G growth opportunities ahead, Samsung is in an excellent position to capitalize over the next decade by continuing to invest and build on its early lead and momentum.”
A decade of developments
For nearly a decade, Samsung has worked to bring 5G to life from the lab, collaborating with partners, regulatory groups and government agencies to develop the best possible 5G experiences. In the past year, the company has achieved several historic milestones. In addition to launching a significant portfolio of 5G devices, including providing network equipment for the world’s first 5G commercial service in South Korea, Samsung was selected to provide 5G network equipment for three of the top US carriers.
This year, Samsung will continue to lead in 5G innovation by introducing new enhancements that will further improve the speed, performance and security of Galaxy 5G devices. In 2020, these advancements will give even more people access to new mobile experiences that change the way they watch movies, TV and sports, play games and talk to friends and family.