Global shipment of 5G smartphones increased 458% in the first quarter of 2021

The 5G smartphones appeared relatively recently, but everything indicates that it is a gradual success guaranteed.

To corroborate this thesis, the results of the global shipment of 5G phones have now been released. The data indicates that 134 million units were shipped in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 458% over the previous year.

5G smartphones are being a real success

According to the most recent surveys by Strategy Analytics, the gradual implementation of the fifth generation network, especially in China, is significantly increasing orders for 5G smartphones.

The results show that global shipments of 5G phones in the first quarter of 2021 increased by 458% compared to the same period last year. In total, 134 million devices were shipped with state-of-the-art connectivity.

In turn, in the first quarter of 2020 “only” 24 million of these phones had been shipped, most of which were smartphones from Samsung.

Apple's iPhone 12, already prepared for the 5G network, came to make a significant contribution to these results. As we can see from the image above, the apple brand sent more than 40 million units of 5G smartphones, thus achieving the highest percentage, 30.2%, of total shipments in the first quarter of 2021.

In turn, OPPO was able to ship more than 21 million units, thus holding a share of 16.1%. Vivo comes in third place with 19.4 million items, which corresponds to 14.5% of the share. Samsung occupies the fourth place, with 17 million 5G smartphones shipped, thus holding a share of 12.7%. Finally, we found Xiaomi that sent 16.6 million of these devices, which corresponds to a 10.4% share.

In this way, we can infer that phones with support for the fifth generation network are having a great acceptance by consumers. We are now waiting for the results of the second quarter where this possibility will be, or not, proven.

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