Samsung and Huawei dominate 5G smartphone market in Q1 2020

12 May 2020
Huawei is a close second, last year the Chinese company was slightly ahead of Samsung.

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Peachy001, 12 May 2020Is there a market? Outside of tech sites, I've genuinely ne... more"In fact most people I know hadn't heard of it"

AresinUAE, 13 May 2020Thats totally fair. Where im at, last year, 5Gwasnt reli... more yep, agree with you totally. Carriers are shocking, it's just another boost for them,.so they are wanting to push it more. My carrier, EE, are notoriously expensive, and they would love to shove me onto 5G. I'm on a rolling contract at the minute, and with no phones tickling my fancy, they won't get me on a 24month contract any time soon. 5G is in some cities now, but I rarely venture even close to one. Kind hoping 5G can replace my home internet, but that is years off.

Depends on where you live. 5g is already widespread in large cities in China so many people want it there. That's why most new phones in China this year are 5g capable. Very few people there want a flagship or higher mid-range device if it's not 5g capable

Peachy001, 13 May 2020I live in UK, and trust me, the 4G is patchy in many places... moreThats totally fair.

Where im at, last year, 5Gwasnt reliable enough but they have greatly expanded the coverage. My gripe is that the data offerings of the local carriers are not enough to enjoy the 5G networks. Yes you can download videos so quickly but it will also eat up your monthly data cap. They should at least triple the allocation!

AresinUAE, 12 May 2020Youre hearing from me now ;). Im lucky enough to live in a ... moreI live in UK, and trust me, the 4G is patchy in many places. 5G has promise, but for me, next year is when I'd consider it.

Real.Talk, 12 May 2020Faster innovation would immensely be sparked not only by "h... moreIMHO stealing ideas is how we make things better - you see something good, you up the ante and make something better. Is it unfair for the inventor of the idea? Maybe. Thats why we have patents to protect their interests.

Oh wait that communist country doesnt respect patents in their country and just copy the tech anyway. But rumors will always stay as rumors and telling people that a country is exploiting one company's tech to spy on people without proving anything in court is just plain bullying.

The truth of the matter is corporate espionage is happenning whether we like it or not, but it keeps companies on the edge, and it keeps them thinking of new things to offer every year.

It is so different from one company's alibi for not offering the latest tech - that the technology is just a baby and they want to offer these new tech to their buyers when it is marure enough. They used to be innovators, but now they are copying what others are doing after 2 or 3 years. Oh wait, they released the most innovative phone this year- by replacing the chip from their 3 year old handsets.

Nightmare101, 12 May 2020It would have only been HUAWEI if there were no restriction... moreNo, that is not true, you wish it was that way, but no, it is not

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AresinUAE, 12 May 2020Replying from my Mate 20x 5G ;). Ooh, i also own an S20 ... moreFaster innovation would immensely be sparked not only by "healthy competition" but by amassing ( hiring ) more talent that is sadly left in the shadows or if anything, just making comments with great ideas which companies eventually pick up later on and just outright steal and patent them and call their own. That's why tech evolution is still stagnant and innovation is hindered because the actual tech lovers with great minds are shunned away, unable to actually make a real stir in their beloved field.

Nightmare101, 12 May 2020P40* PRO Replying from my Mate 20x 5G ;).

Ooh, i also own an S20 Ultra. I think the tech world and its users would benefit from having each other healthily competing against each other. It sparks faster innovation

Peachy001, 12 May 2020Is there a market? Outside of tech sites, I've genuinely ne... moreYoure hearing from me now ;). Im lucky enough to live in a place where they adapted to the technology early.

The problem is some country doesnt want to admit that they were behind the technology that theyd resort to bullying some company into slowing down their development just so they could catch up. Ahemmmmmmm.

Just the other day there was a big news about some company that sounded as if they are making the biggest innovation in tech world by putting the 5g modems in their upcoming line up. When they dont have it they said people dont need it. Go figure.

AresinUAE, 12 May 2020I would have to agree with you on this one.P40* PRO

AresinUAE, 12 May 2020I would have to agree with you on this one.P30 pro I meant

Nightmare101, 12 May 2020It would have only been HUAWEI if there were no restriction... moreI would have to agree with you on this one.

It would have only been HUAWEI if there were no restrictions applied on their recent flagships. HUAWEI mate 30 pro and P30 pro would have easily taken the whole market space in the USA and in the EU/UK

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“Dominates” lol there’s barely any 5G phones out

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How many from then could use it? How many used it?

Is there a market? Outside of tech sites, I've genuinely never heard anyone say they want it. In fact most people I know hadn't heard of it until people started attacking the 5G masts.

Awesome...