Because of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 device families, 5G devices account for the majority of iPhone sales. On the other hand, there’s plenty of room for 5G sales to expand on the Android side, according to a recent report.
In the Android world, Samsung is the 5G leader.
According to Counterpoint Research, Samsung dominated the Android 5G smartphone market in February 2022, accounting for about a quarter of all 5G Android smartphone sales worldwide. While Samsung’s lower-cost handsets are normally its best-sellers, the South Korean company’s 5G success can be ascribed to both its low-cost and high-end devices.
Samsung’s most popular 5G smartphone was the Galaxy A52s 5G, which is priced lower than the Galaxy S series. This model is also the world’s most popular 5G Android smartphone. According to Counterpoint, it did exceptionally well in Western Europe. It was also one of the top 10 best-selling 5G Android smartphones for the previous six months, indicating that it was an instant smash when it was released in September.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra was the second-most popular 5G Android smartphone in February 2022, accounting for little under 3% of global shipments. This is particularly noteworthy given that the device did not begin arriving until the latter week of February.
Due to a favorable reaction in both the United States and Samsung’s native market of South Korea, demand trends reveal that Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra had a great start compared to the Galaxy S21 series.
However, it wasn’t only about the flagship Galaxy S22 series. Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE, which debuted in January, came in third with a comparable market share, thanks to strong demand in Germany and the United States, where carriers such as Verizon and AT&T subsidized purchases.
The Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A22 5G, which were the fourth and tenth most popular 5G Android phones worldwide and have crucial positions in Samsung’s affordable lineup, are two other products worth mentioning. Understandably, their low pricing was the main selling point. Both handsets did remarkably well in the United Kingdom, with the Galaxy A32 5G also becoming popular in the United States and the Galaxy A22 5G attracting a sizable following in India.
As the newer Galaxy A33 5G takes up demand, the Galaxy A32 5G could fall off the best-sellers list. However, because Samsung has yet to release a 5G version of the Galaxy A23, the Galaxy A22 edition should continue to sell well.
Other brands leading the 5Grace include Oppo, Honor, Xiaomi, and Vivo.
Apart from Samsung, Oppo’s Reno 7 5G — a mid-range smartphone that became China’s best-selling Android smartphone independent of connection — was a hit. Honor, a former Huawei subsidiary, is another brand benefiting from the 5G craze, thanks to the Chinese market. The Honor 60 was the sixth best-selling 5G Android smartphone, while the Honor X30 ranked ninth.
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