The 5G smartphone record was broken thanks to the iPhone 13
quoted from 9to5mac’s 5G smartphone set a new record in January, as 5G phones accounted for more than half of all smartphone sales for the first time. The iPhone 13 played an important role in this phase, gaining more than a third of all 5G phone sales.
Bloomberg reported that according to Counterpoint research data, high-end phones accounted for 51 percent of units sold. 5G connectivity is seen as an important enabler for transformative technologies such as self-driving cars and factory automation, and China is one of the most aggressive countries in expanding its reach. It will add 600,000 base stations in 2022, bringing the total number to more than two million. The country also sells 5G phones to the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturers. Apple’s 37% market lead was also boosted by its strong position in China.
The next closest brand, Samsung, has only 12% of 5G sales, followed by Xiaomi and Vivo with 11% each and Oppo. They are with 10 percent. All other brands were placed in the “Other” category.
Thanks to the launch of the latest iPhone SE model with 5G capabilities, Apple’s share of the 5G market will probably increase. With a starting price of $429, this model brings 5G support to a wider range of consumers, and Apple emphasized this feature at the launch event.
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Accordingly, the iPhone SE 5G allows users to download and upload faster, play videos with better quality, interact in real-time in applications, etc. Delivering the latest generation of technology and performance at this price is something only Apple can do.
Recent tests revealed where you’ll find the fastest and slowest 5G speeds in the US. Illinois ranks first with an average 5G download speed of about 141.4 Mbps, followed by New York, Minnesota, Maryland and New Jersey with speeds between 128 and 138.6 Mbps. Wyoming, West Virginia, Maine, Alaska and Vermont are also at the bottom, with an average 5G download speed of only 48.7 Mbps.