The 5G cellular connectivity is yet to become a reality. However, smartphone makers have already started manufacturing smartphones supporting fifth-generation network technology. South Korean tech giant Samsung is planning to introduce affordable 5G smartphones for the US market. Just like Apple and other smartphone makers, Samsung also wants to play a part in making the technology more accessible to the people. The company is planning cheaper devices with 5G capabilities rather than manufacturing high-end smartphones. If reports are to go by, Samsung will launch a 5G variant of the mid-range Galaxy A71 in the country later this year. Besides Galaxy A71 5G, Samsung is also working on a 5G-enabled variant of the Galaxy A51. This means the Galaxy A71 5G is not the only 5G handset.
The company has not issued any statement on when the Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A51 5G will hit the shelves. The company has already said that it working on a 5G variant of the Galaxy A71 for the Chinese market. The Galaxy A51 is currently in development for South Korea. Samsung will likely bring it to other markets which include the US and China as well. The year 2020 is said to be the year that will revolutionize the way people interact. The 5G rollout is set to begin from this year and businesses are already preparing to adapt to the technology. The 5G technology will vastly improve the download speeds and lower latency.
Samsung recently stated that it exceeded its 5G sales expectations last year. According to the claim made by Samsung, 5G contributed to one percent of global smartphone sales in 2019. The company sold 6.7 million 5G phones in 2019. The company accounted for roughly 53.9 percent of the global 5G smartphone market. It shipped 6.7 million units of five Galaxy 5G smartphones. They are Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, Galaxy A90 5G, and Galaxy Fold 5G. Samsung believes that the figure will increase significantly in 2020 as the next-generation network becomes more acceptable. Meanwhile, Galaxy Tab S6 5G will be available in the Korean market soon. Samsung claims that it will be the world’s first 5G tablet.