In 2019, seven of the 10 5G smartphones sold in the U.S. were Samsung Galaxy models.
Samsung Electronics held 74% of the U.S. 5G smartphone market last year, market research firm Counterpoint Research said on March 3. The best-selling 5G smartphone model was the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
After Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and OnePlus posted respectively 15% and 11% of the shares. LG Electronics’ V50 ThinQ launched at the start of the 5G market, but had low sales due to low promotions, said Counterpoint Research.
5G phones only represented 1% of the overall smartphone market in the United States. However, the proportion of 5G phones is expected to reach 25% this year as 5G services are expected to be expanded.
In particular, if Apple releases an iPhone 5G this year, the share of 5G phones should increase.