According to a recent report by Counterpoint Research, Samsung led the global 5G smartphone segment in 2019, contributing 43 per cent to the total sales volume during the year.  A majority of the company’s sales came from South Korea, USA and China. This was driven by the various subsidies and promotions that Samsung offered on its devices.

Meanwhile, Huawei secured the second position, constituting 34 per cent to the total sale of 5G smartphones globally. Majority of Huawei’s sales came from China. Huawei Mate 30 was the company’s most selling smartphone across China.

Further, LG held the third spot with a 10 per cent market share globally. The company had launched the V50 series of 5G smartphones in Korea, USA, and EU during 2019.

Taking the fourth position was Vivo with a 5 per cent market share in the global 5G smartphone segment. Vivo was followed by Xiaomi and Oppo in the fifth and sixth position with 3 per cent and 2 per cent market share, respectively.