Samsung ships nearly 7 million Galaxy 5G devices in 2019

Samsung ships nearly 7 million Galaxy 5G devices in 2019
Even though 5G services are still in the early stages of development, consumers have already started to invest in 5G devices. Samsung is one of the biggest providers of 5G smartphones, at least according to the numbers revealed today by the South Korean company.

During 2019, Samsung has shipped no less than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G devices, which accounts for nearly 54% of the global smartphone market. Currently, Samsung offers five 5G-enabled smartphones, including the Galaxy S10 5G, Note 10 5G, Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy A90 5G, and Galaxy Fold 5G.

Also, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Tab S6 5G, the world's first tablet to feature 5G support, in the first quarter of 2020. The slate should be initially released in South Korea, but customers in the United States will be able to buy it soon afterward.

Samsung Electronics' president TM Roh promised that 2020 will be the year of Galaxy 5G and that his company will slowly bring the technology to more device categories, so expect even more 5G Galaxy devices to arrive in the coming months.

On a side note, Samsung confirmed that it is now providing network equipment for the 5G commercial service in South Korea and that it's been selected to offer 5G network equipment for three major US carriers.

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9 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I hate to say it, but those numbers are laughing stock numbers even with an Samsung 1 year head start. It will take Apple less than a weekend launch to reach those numbers. Being first isn’t always the best strategy. Now Samsung won’t have much selling features this year as an advantage of their last year devices. Most will buy 2019 phones.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22773; Member since: May 28, 2014

“Being first isn’t always the best strategy.” You need to keep that in mind when it comes to Apple being “first” with its constantly buggy iOS updates

3. CrapGame

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 29, 2019

@CreeDiddy, the relatively low sales has more to do with the slow rollout of 5G in most markets rather than anything Samsung have done. Yeah Apple will sell more when their 5G phones are available but there'll also be hundreds of thousands of 5G sites and Apple will have "invented" the 5G phone according to their fans. Apple could release a 2020 4G+ phone, declare it's 5G (like AT&T) and people like Midan would lap it up with a vigorous defense that it's just as fast as T-Mobile's 600mhz 5G even though we all know it's not technically 5G.

4. midan

Posts: 3213; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

We all know who you are! Why change name?

7. cevon3239

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

So what?! 5G isn't mainstream yet. So running out an buying a 1st gen device, if you somt have 5G or source 5G would be stupid. Someone capitalizing on coming later, is nothing new. Apple.is gonna sell.iys phone whether it has more features or not. Who give a crap about who comes first? 5G was available in Qualcomm's chips and the only reason Apple doesn't have it yet, because they were too busy trying to screw Qualcomm and they screwed themselves. Someone is always gonna be first and those coming from behind real the benefits of others hard work.

5. midan

Posts: 3213; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I remember when there was news last year that new iPhones coming without 5G and Samsung users were laughing and said who would buy phone without 5G. Well Clearly almost everyone. This is very low number. But the number is just like i expected, very few cares about 5G and are willing pay extra for it.

6. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 654; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

I think thats a fine amount of units sold considering the slow roll out and how people say 5G is alot more expensive. It will obviously pick up next year but this isnt a fail far from it. Samsung did well and the other OEM's who also made 5G devices like Huawei. When Apple does it you can change your tune as always ;)

9. cevon3239

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

Thanks for being logical an actually looking into the situation and surrounding circumstances that should be consider. Fans of another platform, just here to criticize, because their device doesn't have 5G. Obviously a year later, more locations will have 5G, more phones at lower cost will also be available and sales will increase.

8. cevon3239

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

It's not about caring. Why would you buy a 5G phone and pay extra money for something that may not even be available in your area? Where I live, 5G is so scatter that paying the extra money to have it, including a higher priced phone and plan; makes it a dumb move for now. Once costs come down and 5G is more available, then sales will increase. How many sales you expect when in the US, Samsung only has 2 models with a 5G modem and both are above $1000? Once there are 5G phones below $700, there will be more sales. It just seems tou have to attack everything with a negative spin, because you are not capable of logical thought as to other things that play into the issue. How many other oems with a 5G phone have sold that many? None! When you consider Samsung was more than 50% of the total sales.

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