Samsung was the leader in global shipments of 5G smartphones for the first three months of this year, reports The Korea Herald. Among the Top 5 companies, only Samsung is not based in China.
The South Korean tech giant shipped 8.3 million units out of the total 24.1 million for the quarter. This works out to 34.1% market share.
Huawei is a close second with 8 million 5G phones shipped between January and March, securing a 33.2% share. Huawei had an early lead last year with 6.9 million 5G phones, slightly ahead of Samsung’s 6.7 million.
Next up are vivo and Xiaomi, which are also in a heated battle with 2.9 and 2.5 million units, respectively. Oppo rounds off the Top 5 with 1.2 million 5G phones and a 5% share. All the other players manage just 5% combined.