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Oppo Big Loser In 5G Smartphone Market As Samsung Soar

Oppo is the big loser in the 5G handset market with Samsung snaring the lions share followed by LG.

A new research report from HIS Markit reveals that Samsung has been the most proactive vendor and accounted for a quarter of shipments in Q3 2019.

A total of 4.3 million 5G smartphones were shipped in the third quarter of this year and 3.2 million of those were Samsung Galaxy models.

This was more than double Samsung’s Q2 total of 1.5 million units, when it accounted for 83% of all shipments.Oppo only managed 1% market share. 

Surprisingly LG has done well in the 5G market with their fold out model which is seen by some as a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

In Australia Telstra is offering three 5G models from LG, Samsung and Oppo.

“Samsung has come out of the gate running in the initial stage of the 5G smartphone business,” said Gerrit Schneemann of IHS Markit Technology.

“The company successfully capitalised on its home-field advantage in the fast-developing South Korean market to rapidly ramp up shipments. Samsung also has moved quickly to fill out its 5G smartphone line, giving it the largest portfolio of any brand.

“5G devices enable smartphone OEMs, carriers and service providers to offer new handsets with a feature set that is not backwards compatible as existing 4G devices will not be able to connect to 5G networks. Here lies an opportunity for the entire ecosystem to reverse user behaviour, from increasing device lifecycles to delivering an upgraded mobile experience.”

Oppo only managed to gain 1% of the 5G handset market.

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