Samsung shipped 6.7 million 5G phones in 2019 and plans to launch a 5G Tab S6 soon
Samsung is one of the largest phone manufacturers in the world. Annually, they sell millions of phones throughout the world. They kept up this tradition in 2019 with not only LTE phones but also a growing number of 5G phones. But just how many 5G phones did it ship? Samsung says it shipped 6.7 million 5G phones throughout 2019.
Samsung actually had a total of five 5G phones which accounted for 53.9% of global 5G phone shipments. These phones are the Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy Fold 5G, and the Galaxy A90 5G. These phones ranged in price from around $700 to $2300. It’s pretty crazy to think Samsung was able to sell this many 5G phones worldwide when you consider the scant coverage now. With the launch of the Snapdragon 765, we can expect even more 5G phones at lower prices.
To boost 5G sales in 2020, Samsung will be releasing more 5G phones, starting with the Galaxy S20 and a 5G tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G. We don’t know much about this tablet, besides its Q1 2020 launch date in South Korea, but it should basically be the same as its LTE counterpart. The Galaxy S20 will be available in 5 different variants, the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. Three of these 5 phones will have 5G support, really pushing Samsung’s 5G phones forward. In a lot of major regions, like the United States, there won’t even be an LTE-only option with the 5G variant being the only option available.
With Samsung’s unexpectedly high 5G smartphone sales this year, we can only hope for even better sales next year and a wider 5G rollout. 5G is going to be a huge part of the future, and I, for one, can not wait for all the possibilities 5G opens up for us. The higher speeds and lower latency could be great for game streaming, drones, and more.