Last year, especially in the wake of the pandemic, demand for mid-range smartphones increased. Several market research companies have released their reports stating that consumer interest is shifting from entry-level smartphones to mid-range smartphones priced around Rs. 20,000. Well, smartphone makers followed this trend and introduced many models to the segment, with 5G connectivity being one of the main features. Notably, South Korean tech giant Samsung has dominated the 5G smartphone market in the country.
Samsung 5G smartphones retain the top spot in sales worldwide
According to a report by Counterpoint Research Handset Model Sales Tracker, five Samsung smartphones account for more than half of Samsung’s 5G sales in the month of February 2022. The company led the overall 5G Android smartphone market in February 2022, “capturing nearly 24% of global 5G Android smartphone sales.” The report also highlights the particular models that have helped Samsung reach the stage.
According to the report, the sales share of the global top 10 5G smartphones was led by the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G, which was launched in September 2021. To give a brief summary, the smartphone comes with a 6 .5 inches, is powered by the Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset and features a quad rear camera setup led by a 64MP main sensor. At the time of writing, the smartphone is available on Samsung’s online store for Rs. 32,499.
Next on the list is the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G, the flagship smartphone launched by the company in 2022. It captures an overall market share of 2.87%, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G with a market share of 2.87%. .63%. In fourth place is a relatively affordable smartphone from the company called Galaxy A32 5G. Moreover, the tenth position on the list is also secured by a Samsung smartphone, called Galaxy A22 5G.
It is interesting to see that the first place in the list of top 10 best selling Android smartphones is secured by a mid-range smartphone. This corroborates previous reports of a shift in consumer interest from entry-level to mid-range models. It is important to mention that the list also includes models like oppo Reno 7 5G, Honor 60, Vivo S12, Xiaomi Redmi K40 and Honor x30.