Counterpoint Technology Market Research has published the results of a study of the global market for 5G smartphones running the Android operating system.
Currently, the segment of devices with support for 5G is growing rapidly. This year, shipments of 5G devices are predicted to rise by 38.9% compared to last year, to 762.5 million units. As a result, the share of smartphones with support for fifth-generation cellular communications in the total sales volume will be at the level of 53.7%.
Samsung led the February 2022 top 10 5G Android smartphones list with five spots, according to Counterpoint Research Handset Model Sales Tracker. The brand’s Galaxy A52s 5G was the best-selling 5G Android smartphone globally, followed by the Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G and Galaxy A32 5G. These smartphones along with the Galaxy A22 5G, which took the tenth position, contributed over half of Samsung’s 5G sales in February 2022. Driven by these models, Samsung led the overall 5G Android segment in February 2022, capturing almost 24% of the global 5G Android smartphone sales.
In February 2022, according to Counterpoint, Samsung was the undisputed leader in the segment of Android devices with 5G support. Its devices took five positions in the top ten most popular models in this category. These are Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G and Galaxy A32 5G smartphones; which took places from first to fourth, respectively. On the tenth line is the Galaxy A22 5G.
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Samsung leads 5G Android smartphone sales with 24% market share
Besides Samsung, HONOR captured two spots, followed by one spot each for vivo, OPPO and Xiaomi. China’s market drove the sales for these smartphones. 5G has become a standard offering in China with 5G penetration in the country being 83% in February 2022. Vivo, OPPO, Xiaomi and HONOR are the top 5G Android players in the Chinese market. These brands are further expanding their 5G portfolios in the emerging markets of APAC and MEA. After separating from Huawei, HONOR is increasing its presence across price bands; and focusing on the premium segment as well, with expansion plans for Europe and Asia.
Thus, as noted, in total, Samsung smartphones in February accounted for almost 24% of the total sales of Android devices with a 5G modem.
In addition, the rating includes Oppo Reno 7 5G, Honor 60, Vivo S12, Xiaomi Redmi K40 and Honor X30 models.
Overall, the Android segment captured 67% of the global 5G sales in February 2022; with the top 10 5G Android best-selling smartphones contributing to 20% of the 5G Android smartphone sales during the month.