Demand for mid-range smartphones increased last year, particularly as a result of the pandemic. Several market research firms have released their reports showing that consumer interest is shifting from entry-level smartphones to mid-range smartphones priced around Rs. 20,000. Well, smartphone manufacturers have followed this trend and launched many models in the segment, including 5G connectivity as the main features. South Korean tech giant Samsung, in particular, has dominated the 5G smartphone market in the country.
Samsung 5G smartphones retain the top spot in sales worldwide
Five Samsung smartphones accounted for more than half of Samsung’s 5G sales in February 2022, according to a report by Counterpoint Research Handset Model Sales Tracker helped get to 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 quick summary, the smartphone comes with a 6.5-inch, is powered by the Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset and has a quad rear camera setup led by a 64-megapixel main sensor. At the time of writing, the smartphone is available from Samsung’s online store for Rs. 32,499.
Next on the list is the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G, the company’s flagship smartphone in 2022. It captures an overall market share of 2.87%, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G with a 2.87% market share. A relatively cheap smartphone from the company Galaxy A32 5G came fourth. In addition, a Samsung smartphone called Galaxy A22 5G also secures the tenth place on the list.
It is interesting that the first place in the list of the top 10 best-selling Android smartphones is secured by a mid-range smartphone. This confirms 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 such as oppo Reno 7 5G, Honor 60, Vivo S12, Xiaomi Redmi K40 and Honor x30.