Counterpoint Vice President of Research Neil Shah released a statement saying that three years (and several months) after the launch of the first mainstream 5G mobile phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, global shipments of such devices surpassed 4G shipments for the first time. -smartphones.
As of the second quarter of 2022, 5G mobile phones accounted for 49.9% of global mobile phone shipments, while 4G phone shipments accounted for 49.7%. The remaining 0.4% are mobile phones with newer 3G networks.
US operators are actively promoting the introduction of fifth generation networks, for example, Verizon is increasing sales of 5G phones through various subsidies and promotions.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, as of the end of July this year, 1.968 million 5G base stations have been built and launched in China, and all prefecture-level cities, counties and 96% of towns have received 5G coverage.