Business channels analyst, Canalys, reviewed the U.S. phone market in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. The smartphone industry is struggling back to its feet following a sluggish first quarter. Sales indicate a big jump for Chinese-manufactured products, as China has been one of the first countries to spring back into action. The Canalys report noted, “around 70 percent of smartphones delivered in the US in Q2 2020 had been built in China, up from 60 percent the quarter before.”
China has been quick to position itself for the 5G consumer. The report suggests that the Chinese government has directed a lot of effort towards establishing a new electronic infrastructure. In the first seven months of 2020, China has shipped 77.5 million 5G smartphones, accounting for 45 percent of the market.
However, in the U.S., the most popular 5G phone so far this year has been the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G. Of the phones sold during the opening months of the year, 40 percent have been the Samsung model. Apple is also a strong contender, and with Samsung, commands 70 percent of the U.S. market, according to Canalys.
The second quarter has seen a bump in shipments from all vendors. According to Canalys analyst, Vincent Thielke, “As the coronavirus pandemic compelled customers to remain at home, 5G adoption in the U.S. failed to get off. Shop closures and virus fears confined conversation with demonstration products, limited purchaser budgets further constrained spending electric power, and with scarce 5G community coverage in American suburbia, people noticed a lot of motives to invest in a 4G device as a substitute. Regardless of the lackluster 5G roll-out so considerably, powerful provider advertising in the coming quarters will be instrumental in catalyzing a multi-calendar year changeover interval from LTE to 5G.”