Qualcomm held its annual Analyst Day in New York on November 19, where it met with “investment professionals” at a private meeting. During this event, Qualcomm would have made forecasts on sales of smartphones 5G in the coming years. According to Android Central, Qualcomm expects to ship 450 million 5G smartphones in 2021.
The following year, 750 million 5G phones should be delivered. Previously, the company predicted that 200 million 5G phones would be provided by 2020. In other words, the new forecast points to a 125% growth in shipments between 2020 and 2021. Also, it will require many more devices with 5G capabilities Qualcomm’s predictions come true. In 2019, the choices are limited: the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the Note 10+ 5G, the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, and the LG V50 5G are mainly in the US market.
This will probably change over the next year. Qualcomm has placed 5G at the heart of its Snapdragon platform and makes it more accessible at the mid-level. Despite these predictions, it will likely take some time for the 5G to become as ubiquitous as 4G and LTE. That said, the 5G seems to have made an explosive start.