Oct 15, 2020, 09:44
5G refers to next-generation mobile networks promising super-fast data speeds.
While Chinese cellphone makes like Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo has launched their 5G flag products almost for a year, slowly, on Tuesday, Apple unveiled their four new 5G-capable iPhone models. While 5G networks are in their infancy.
“If we look back to (the) second quarter of the year, almost half of the smartphones shipped in China had 5G connectivity,” Will Wong, research manager at IDC, told CNBC. “Among the top 5 vendors in China, Apple was the only one without a 5G model. Having a upgrade of 5G will be very important for Apple to continue to attract the attention of the Chinese market.”
China is the world’s largest 5G smartphone market and the country with the most number of 5G connections, according to market analysis firm CCS Insight.