Samsung and Huawei dominate 5G smartphone market in Q1 2020

Peter, 12 May 2020

Samsung was the leader in global shipments of 5G smartphones for the first three months of this year, reports The Korea Herald. Among the Top 5 companies, only Samsung is not based in China.

The South Korean tech giant shipped 8.3 million units out of the total 24.1 million for the quarter. This works out to 34.1% market share.

Samsung takes the lead in 5G smartphone shipments in the first three months of 2020

Huawei is a close second with 8 million 5G phones shipped between January and March, securing a 33.2% share. Huawei had an early lead last year with 6.9 million 5G phones, slightly ahead of Samsung’s 6.7 million.

Next up are vivo and Xiaomi, which are also in a heated battle with 2.9 and 2.5 million units, respectively. Oppo rounds off the Top 5 with 1.2 million 5G phones and a 5% share. All the other players manage just 5% combined.

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