IHS Markit reports that Samsung shipped 3.2 million of the 4.3 million 5G smartphones in Q3 2019. And while its share of devices fell from 83 percent to 74 percent, its shipments increased over 100 percent from the previous quarter’s 1.5 million.
Sitting behind Samsung in second place is LG, which took 10 percent of the market with 400,000 shipments. Both companies were quick to get their 5G devices onto the market and take advantage of the early 5G networks in South Korea.
With a total of five 5G devices, Samsung has the largest portfolio of these phones. Its Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G was the best-selling 5G handset last quarter, moving 1.6 million units.