The rollout of 5G technology is now fully underway and many high-end smartphone manufacturers have started integrating this technology into their phones. February has proven to be a profitable month for 5G smartphones that run the Android operating system, and a report just released by Counterpoint reveals all the details for that month. February saw strong sales of 5G smartphones, indicating strong demand among consumers willing to pay top dollar.
With all that having been said and now out of the way, it’s important to note that Samsung turned out to be the biggest winner in this area with a total of 12% of all sales going to this brand. All four best-selling smartphones in this category, with the 5G-enabled Galaxy A52 topping the list with just under 3% of total sales, or 2.9% to be precise.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G comes in second, suggesting that customers are eager to buy flagship phones that support 5G networks and Samsung is doing a good job of filling that need. The Galaxy S21 reached third place in terms of sales, followed by the Galaxy A32. The Galaxy A22 completes the top ten list with tenth place.
Despite the fact that this is the case, Chinese companies have also managed to sell these smartphones. Oppo’s Reno 7 received 1.92% of total smartphone sales. Huawei is also making a comeback with its Honor series, with the Honor 60 receiving 1.81% of 5G sales in February and the X30 1.51%.
Xiaomi’s Redmi K40 also performed well, accounting for 1.57% of 5G smartphone sales that month. However, it fell just short of Vivo, whose S12 smartphone edged out with 1.58% of total sales. Either way, Samsung is showing near-total dominance of the smartphone market for 5G-enabled phones, and the combined strength of all major Chinese companies couldn’t put a stop to its rapidly growing monopoly, which gives the Korean company a good outlook for 2022.
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