New Study Confirms Slow 5G Adoption
ShareTracker has released Q4 research examining business and consumer 5G adoption in the U.S.
Here are some key findings from the report:
Samsung Leads the Field
Based on our research, Samsung is the overwhelming market leader in 5G right now for the U.S., which is most likely due to the fact that Apple does not yet have a 5G capable phone on the market—yet.
While other smartphone providers have pushed forward with 5G (see table below), Apple has held back. However, the company appears to be on track to enter the 5G market late in 2020, and when that happens the company will likely challenge Samsung as the market leader.
Depending on when Apple enters the market, this transition could happen early in 2021.
Adoption Remains Slow
After analyzing public data, we matched over 21,000 5G devices with a specific brand and model.
Right now there appears to be a wide gap between 5G hype and the 5G adoption. According to our research, 5G phones only represented 0.01 percent of total U.S. smartphones in October.
The following table offers a breakdown of the 5G landscape heading into 2020:
|Row Labels||Business||MDU||SFR||Grand Total|
|Galaxy Fold 5G||4||2||6|
|Galaxy Note 10 5G||5||8||3||16|
|Galaxy Note 10+ 5G||29||14||19||62|
|Galaxy Note10+ 5G (Verizon)||1878||1257||2831||5966|
|Galaxy S10 5G||4738||2021||4316||11075|
|V50 ThinQ 5G||1188||545||1066||2799|
|7 Pro 5G||306||135||243||684|
|Axon 10 Pro||40||12||18||70|
|iQOO Pro 5G||2||2||2||6|
|Mate 20X 5G||2||1||3|
Comparing Business, MDU and SFR Usage
In the study, ShareTracker analyzed 5G device usage across the business, MDU, and SFR environments.
ShareTracker found that the GSM Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is more prevalent in businesses, while the Verizon version is more prevalent in residential areas. What’s more, the LG V50 has a slightly higher presence in businesses than in MDU or SFR.
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