By Jusy Hong 26 May 2020
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Plus 5G leads among 5G smartphones.
In 2019, the global smartphone market shipped 1.38 billion units, down 2.2% year-overyear (YoY). The mature markets such as North America, South America, Western Europe, and China all declined. China’s market though is going through a transition period from 4G to 5G, and the shipments of mid- to high-end 4G smartphone models fell sharply in 2H19. China’s market shipped 361 million smartphones in 2019, a YoY decline of 7.6%. In the early stage of 5G switching, the operator's network coverage was insufficient. Consequently, 5G chipset restrictions led to excessive costs, and expectations of 5G led to short-term consumption suppression. The proportion of 5G smartphone shipments was relatively small while shipments of mid- to high-end 4G models declined sharply.
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By Rishi Kaul 19 May 2020
Omdia projects a 20% year-over-year increase in wearable unit sales between 2019 and 2020, shaped in part by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Anna Ahrens 05 May 2020
Huawei overtook Samsung to take the leading position in the Russian smartphone market in the second half of 2019, as consumers flocked to purchase the Chinese telecommunications firm’s affordable handsets.