Samsung may currently be the 5G smartphone leader, but according to a recent report from Strategy Analytics, Apple will rule that territory by Q3 2020, despite the fact the company to date has no smartphones in the 5G category.
In the newly published report their Device Technologies team, the research firm forecasts that Apple’s entry into the 5G race in 3Q 2020 will catapult the vendor into the lead in 5G smartphones. The report, titled Global 5G Smartphone Shipments Forecast by Vendor by Region by Quarter shows that Apple will capture a dominant share in the emerging smartphone technology segment.
“It may seem counterintuitive that Apple, which currently has no 5G phones in its portfolio will be able to pass current 5G market leaders Samsung and Huawei,” comments Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics. “But with three new 5G models coming next year, Apple merely needs to match its current upgrade rates for newly introduced iPhone models to take the lead next year.”