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5G Smartphone Shipment Forecast by Frequency Bands (Sub 6GHz vs Sub6 GHz+mmWave) 2019-2026

Jul 5, 2022 | Author : Parv Sharma


‘5G smartphones are driving growth and shipments are expected to double by 2022 i.e. close to 716+ Mn. This forecast highlights the frequency supports for these handsets and 5G volumes split into the Sub 6GHz (<6GHz frequency)  bands and Sub 6GHz + mmWave bands (24Ghz and above frequency). The USA has a lead in the mmWave deployments with all mmWave capable smartphones in 2019 and 2020 available in the USA. In 2021 many other countries are deploying the mmWave networks like Japan, Korea, etc. Outside the USA, Japan has small smartphone volumes with mmWave support in 2021. China is expected to have mmWave networks in 2025. Deployment is delayed as operators are focusing on the Sub 6GHz deployment and ROI from 5G deployments.
This forecast will help you to understand the availability of 5G smartphones with frequency splits Sub 6GHz and mmWave across regions and OEMs. We have covered around 30+ smartphone brands and all the major regions with splits for APAC (China, India, Korea, Japan, and APAC Others.)

Published Date: June 2022


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