According to a report by market research firm Counterpoint Research, for the first time in January, sales of 5G smartphones in the world overtook sales of 4G handsets. In this the most important contribution was made by China. 84% of the smartphones sold there were 5G. It was followed by North America and Western Europe, where 73 percent and 76 percent of 5G smartphones were sold, respectively. The report said that Chinese telecom operators have started supporting 5G technology as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have increased the prices of 5G smartphones. This has increased the supply of 5G smartphones in China. Keep in mind that Chinese companies are constantly competing among themselves to offer 5G smartphones at low prices. The report says that Apple, which introduced 5G smartphones with the iPhone 12 series, has achieved good sales in North America and Western Europe.
Counterpoint Research’s ‘Global Monthly Handset Model Sales Tracker’ Report In January 2022, sales of 5G enabled smartphones reached 51 percent of the global level and for the first time overtook the sales of 4G smartphones. As we mentioned, 84 percent of the smartphones sold in China were 5G. At the same time, Apple leads North America and Western Europe with 50 percent and 30 percent stake. in this iPhone 13 The contribution is considered significant, which was launched last year. This has allowed people to naturally shift to 5G.
According to Counterpoint, these regions of the world will continue to play an important role in the growth of 5G smartphone sales globally.
In its report, Counterpoint credits firms such as Qualcomm and MediaTek for creating affordable chipsets. It is said that due to this there has been an increase in the sales of 5G smartphones. Due to the reduction in the prices of Android 5G smartphones, their sales have also increased.
The report says that now the 5G mobile network is expected to expand to Asia Pacific, Middle East and Latin America. Here it has been said in the report to bring the 5G smartphone to the price segment of $ 150 (about Rs 11,300). Currently, this segment is dominated by 4G smartphones. Counterpoint also expects that once the price of low-end 5G processors comes down to $20 (about Rs 1,500), 5G smartphones will appear in the market even in the budget segment.