Analytical agency Counterpoint Research has shared data on the study of the 5G segment of the global smartphone market in the first month of autumn. The world’s best-selling model is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G. The flagship of the South Korean company in most countries of the world is sold with the Snapdragon 865 processor, but Europeans have to be content with the version on the Exynos 990. The smartphone took 5% of the market.
The top 3 includes two Huawei models. The second was the flagship Huawei P40 Pro, and the third place was taken by the mid-range Huawei nova 7. Their share was 4.5% and 4.3%, respectively. In the case of the nova 7 model, global sales can be equated to Chinese ones, because the smartphone is not for sale outside the Middle Kingdom.
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 varies by region.
Note that the alignment of forces on the market may change significantly this month, since the iPhone 12 and Huawei Mate 40 families have appeared on sale. If the flagships of the Chinese company are unlikely to be in great demand, then four variants of the iPhone 12 have every chance of crushing the market, given how popular their predecessors were at the start of sales.
Huawei claims over half of the Chinese 5G smartphone market in Q3
Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is one of the top smartphone manufacturers globally. Despite the uncertainties surrounding its global smartphone business, it is still forging ahead. Obviously, its smartphone business in Europe and other areas is going down. However, this is not the case in China. Huawei’s smartphone business in China is blistering. In fact, its performance in China is offsetting the disappointment from other parts of the world. According to a recent report from IDC, Huawei has over 50% share of the Chinese 5G smartphone market. This report is for the third quarter of 2020.
This means that every other phone maker in China combined does not have up to what Huawei has. Popular Chinese manufacturers like Oppo and Vivo claim 16.2% and 14.5% respectively. Xiaomi and Realme have 9.2% and 0/9% respectively.
Top 5 5G smartphone vendors in China for Q3 2020
- 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 note that it may be an uphill task for Huawei to maintain this performance. Of course, we now have the preponderance of 5G smartphones in the Chinese market, As the options increases, Huawei’s share will most likely reduce. With the launch of Apple’s maiden 5G iPhones in China, we also expect part of Huawei’s 5G smartphone market share in China to shrink. However, Huawei also has plans to keep its grip on the Chinese 5G smartphone market