Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G tops 5G smartphone market

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G was the bestselling 5G smartphone model in the United States in the first quarter of 2020, capturing market share of 40 percent.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G smartphoneSamsung already dominates the US 5G market, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.

US 5G smartphone shipments reached 3.4 million units in Q1 2020. 5G segment accounted for 12 percent of all smartphones shipped in the United States during Q1 2020, up from zero in Q1 2019.

“All 5G smartphone models for now use Android software, with Apple iPhone expected to deliver its 5G range later this year,” Ken Hyers, director at Strategy Analytics, said in the research report.

Samsung’s S20+ 5G smartphone is popular with affluent professionals in major cities like New York and LA.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is the second most popular 5G smartphone model in the US today, taking 30 percent marketshare.

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 5G held third position with 24 percent share, making it a clean sweep for the popular S20 range at the summit of the 5G charts.

Samsung competes with Android rivals such as Motorola, LG, OnePlus, and TCL in the US 5G smartphone market.

Early 5G adopters are willing to pay extra for the fastest possible mobile experience, and this is driving solid revenue growth for Samsung and its operator partners in North America, said Juha Winter, associate director at Strategy Analytics.