Recent researches show that the 5G segment of the global smartphone market has been increasing since last autumn. The world’s best-selling model is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, in most countries of the world it will be sold with the Snapdragon 865 processor, but Europeans have to stay satisfied with the version of the Exynos 990. The smartphone took 5% of the market.
The top 3 includes two new models from the Chinese conglomerate Huawei. The second was the flagship Huawei P40 Pro, and the third place was taken by the mid-range Huawei nova 7. Their share in the market was 4.5% and 4.3%, respectively. In the case of the nova 7 model, are equal to the sales In China, because the smartphone is not for sale outside of the country.
Two more flagships of 2020 by Samsung have closed the top 5. 4% of the market was taken by the Samsung Galaxy S20 + 5G, while the share of the Galaxy Note 20 5G was 2.9%. As with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, the processor can change by region in the world.
This clash of forces on the market can change at any time in the next few weeks since the iPhone 12 and Huawei Mate 40 families have appeared on sale. The Chinese flagships are unlikely to be in great demand, due to the four variants of the iPhone 12 entering the market, given how popular their predecessors were at the start of sales.
Huawei is one of the top smartphone manufacturers on a global level. Its global smartphone business, it still under scrutiny, and business in Europe and other areas are declining. However, this is not the case in China. Huawei’s smartphone business in China is booming. In fact, its performance in China is offsetting the disappointment the company has from other parts of the world. Huawei has over 50% share of the Chinese 5G smartphone market.
This means that every other phone maker in China combined does not have up to what Huawei has. Other popular Chinese manufacturers like Oppo and Vivo claim 16.2% and 14.5% respectively. My personal favorite Xiaomi and Realme have 9.2% and 0/9% respectively.
Top 5 5G smartphone vendors in China in the last quarter of 2020 are:
• Huawei: Shipments – 28.13 million; Market share – 56.6%
• Oppo: Shipments – 8.05 million; Market share – 16.2%
• Vivo: Shipments – 7.2 million; Market share – 14.5%
• Xiaomi: Shipments – 4.57 million; Market share – 9.2%
• Realme: Shipments – 440,000; Market share – 0.9%.
However, it is important to understand that it might be complicated for Huawei to maintain this performance. Now that we have a preponderance of 5G smartphones in the Chinese market, and as the options keep increasing, Huawei’s share will most likely reduce. Apple’s maiden 5G iPhones launch in China, will probably make Huawei’s 5G smartphone market share in China to shrink. However, Huawei also has plans to keep its grip and dominance on the Chinese 5G smartphone market.