More than half a billion of them will be sold next year.
Smartphones with 5G support are actively entering even those markets where fifth-generation networks will appear at best in two to three years. The reason for this is simple вЂ” platforms.
The flagship SoCs Qualcomm, Samsung, and MediaTek all have 5G modems, and the latter of the three has already released several mid-budget solutions supporting fifth-generation networks at very attractive prices.
Analysts at Calanys predict that by the end of this year, 278 million smartphones with 5G will be delivered to the market. True, 62% of them will be in Greater China, 42% of sales will come from North America, another 31% from Europe, and parts of Africa. In 2021, shipments of such smartphones will almost double, to 544 million, while the share of China will drop to 56%.
If you look at the distribution by segment, you can see that in all regions except China, devices with a price of over $600 dominate. This is due to the fact that in many markets the main offerings of smartphones with 5G are concentrated in the flagship segment. But in China, there is a huge number of mid-budget and even fairly inexpensive devices with 5G. The main sales already now fall on models costing $ 200-400, and next year smartphones below $200 will occupy a significant share.