On November 19, Qualcomm held its Qualcomm Analyst Day 2019 in which the corporate’s executives get along with “investment professionals” in New York for a day-long occasion. Throughout stated occasion, Qualcomm talked about its predictions for 5G smartphone gross sales in the approaching years.
In response to Qualcomm, it expects 450 million 5G smartphones to be shipped in 2021. Then, a yr later, Qualcomm anticipates 750 million extra 5G phones to ship in 2022.
Qualcomm beforehand predicted that 200 million 5G phones would ship in 2020, and in comparison with the brand new predictions for 2021, that is a progress of 125% between the 2 years — not a small quantity by any stretch of the creativeness.
Proper now in 2019, your alternative of 5G-capable phones is fairly restricted. There’s the Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy Be aware 10+ 5G, OnePlus 7 Professional 5G, LG V50 5G, and that is about it (at the least for the U.S. market).
5G assist is predicted to be rather more extensively out there subsequent yr, with flagship phones together with it by default moderately than having to supply particular 5G variations of stated flagships. Wi-fi networks themselves additionally nonetheless must be constructed out extra earlier than 5G turns into the norm, so even when extra units do get shipped in the approaching years, it’s going to be some time earlier than 5G is as extensively used and adopted as LTE is correct now.
Even with that cynicism in thoughts, it’s encouraging that Qualcomm is anticipating such massive numbers for 5G handsets in 2021 and 2022.
This is each U.S. metropolis with 5G protection proper now