5G Smartphone Market Analysis and Forecast to 2031: By Operating System (Android, Windows, IOS, Others), Sales Channel (Online Sales, Offline Sales), and Region

The global 5G smartphone market was valued at US$ 32.2 billion in 2021 and it is anticipated to grow up to US$ 9794.9 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 72.1% during the forecast period.

5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices. Compared to 4G, which is what most smartphones use now, 5G smartphones offers a lot more bandwidth and lower latency, which means it can support the transfer of more data with fewer delays. Put simply, smartphone owners will be able to do things like upload or download videos and photos a lot faster. Also, the 5G smartphones permit the users to access high speed network and greater experience in terms of transferring data and use multiple applications along with the great download and upload speed. The accessibility of 5G smartphones that consume low power is anticipated to drive market growth during the forecast period.

Global 5G Smartphone Market Scope and Report Structure
Report AttributeDetails
Market Size in 2021US$ 32.2 Billion
Market Size in 2031US$ 9794.9 Billion
CAGR %72.1%
Historic Period2015-2020
Forecast Period2022-2031
Base Year2021
Segments CoveredOperating System, Sales Channel, and Region
Key CompaniesApple Inc. (U.S.), Huawei Device Co., Ltd. (China), LG Electronics (South Korea), Motorola Mobility LLC (U.S.), Nokia Corporation (Finland), OnePlus Technology Co., Ltd. (China), OPPO (China), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea), TCL (China), and Xiaomi Group (China)
Regional ScopeNorth America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa
Analysis CoverageMarket Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Drivers, Trends, Restraints, Opportunities, Value-Chain, PESTLE, Key Events and Developments
Market Drivers and Trends

A smartphone is a device that permits the user to perform various other tasks apart from just making a call and sending text messages. With the help of smartphones, a user can take photos, browse the internet, and operate various devices. Smartphones can process several applications in a single go, including games, business programs, and personal use, among others. The 5G smartphones allow users to access high-speed internet and also give an enhanced experience regarding data transfer speeds. Additionally, the ability to work on ultra-low latency rates offered by the 5G is anticipated to improve the user experience for several instances, such as seamless video calling, virtual reality gaming, and others. The rising number of IoT and connected devices is anticipated to drive market growth.

Market Restraints and Challenges

Increasing overall maintenance and repair cost of 5G smartphone and likely restraining market revenue growth in the forecast period. Further, increasing volatility in raw material prices and the high maintenance cost of 5G smartphone are anticipated to hinder market growth during the forecast period. Growing volatility in raw material prices negatively influences the ability of manufacturers to produce 5G smartphone based on specific requirements.

Global 5G Smartphone Market Segmental Overview

The report analyses the global 5G smartphone market based on operating system, sales channel, and region.

Global 5G Smartphone Market by Operating System

Based on operating system, it is segmented android, windows, IOS, and others. The android segment is expected to be the largest segment in the 5G smartphone market in 2021. The growth is majorly due to the cost affordability, compatibility to various number of applications and ease of use. Additionally, the advanced android-based devices have ability to allow the users to multi-task and are equipped with sensors and various security benefits such as fingerprint unlocking of phone. These factors act as a competitive edge over other operating systems. Due to above mentioned factors, the android segment is expected to hold a major market share in 2021.

Global 5G Smartphone Market by Sales Channel

Based on sales channel, it is bifurcated into online sales and offline sales. The online sales segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The online channel is anticipated to grow due to various factors such as E-commerce platforms providing elasticity to consumers to shop from anywhere, anytime. Additionally, online channels offer great deals and various number of brands all at a single place so that it becomes easy for the buyers to select their desired smartphones. Major e-commerce market players are Flipkart, Amazon, and Apple store, among others. Thus, the online sales segment is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.

Geographical Analysis of Global 5G Smartphone Market

Region-wise, it is studied across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific market is expected to hold the majority of the market share in 2021. The growth can be attributed to the presence of leading 5G smartphone manufacturers, such as Huawei Device Co., Ltd., LG Electronics, OnePlus Technology Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, and Xiaomi Group in the region. In addition, increasing investments by key telecom operators, such as China Telecom, KT Corporation, NTT Docomo, China Mobile, and Reliance Jio, in deploying 5G network infrastructure are estimated to boost the adoption of 5G-enabled smartphones in the region. Thus, it propels the growth of the 5G smartphone market in Asia Pacific.

Major Players in the Global 5G Smartphone Market

The key players studied in the global 5G smartphone market are Apple Inc. (U.S.), Huawei Device Co., Ltd. (China), LG Electronics (South Korea), Motorola Mobility LLC (U.S.), Nokia Corporation (Finland), OnePlus Technology Co., Ltd. (China), OPPO (China), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea), TCL (China), and Xiaomi Group (China).

COVID-19 Impact

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in economic challenges owing to subsequent lockdowns. In 2020, the manufacturing industry was severely affected due to a drastic decrease in product demand, falling prices, and storage shortages. A swift decline in manufacturing revenues due to virtually nonexistent manufacturing demand and slow production capabilities had limited the expenditure on the production of 5G smartphones worldwide. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected the global 5G smartphone market in 2020.

However, in 2021, the manufacturing industry started recovering from the significant labor and supply chain challenges that triggered the production of 5G smartphones.

Recent Developments
  • October 2022, Samsung announced that all 5G-enabled smartphones would receive an OTA update by mid-November 2022, allowing Indian consumers to experience 5G. While Samsung has one of the vast portfolios of 5G devices, only nine Samsung handsets are compatible with Airtel 5G Plus, the only 5G service currently available.
  • October 2022, Huawei is planning to relaunch 5G phones as soon as next year to overcome the stranglehold of US sanctions and win back market share. The company is blacklisted by Washington from acquiring US technology for 5G smartphones but has been developing strategies to bypass the sanctions. The company is reworking its phones to use less advanced chips made by Chinese companies that will enable 5G. The less advanced chips may impact user experience.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How big is the 5G smartphone market?

Ans. The global 5G smartphone market size was US$ 32.2 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach US$ 9794.9 billion in 2031, growing at a rate of 72.1% from 2022 to 2031.

Q2. What is the 5G smartphone market growth rate?

Ans. The growth rate of the 5G smartphone market is 72.1% from 2022 to 2031.

Q3. Which region holds a major market share for the 5G smartphone market?

Ans. Asia Pacific holds a major market share of the 5G smartphone market in 2021.

Q4. Which segment accounted for the largest 5G smartphone market share?

Ans. Based on operating system, it is segmented android, windows, IOS, and others. The android segment is expected to be the largest segment in the 5G smartphone market in 2021.

Q5. Who are the key players in the 5G smartphone market?

Ans. The global 5G Smartphone market report includes players such as Apple Inc. (U.S.), Huawei Device Co., Ltd. (China), LG Electronics (South Korea), Motorola Mobility LLC (U.S.), Nokia Corporation (Finland), OnePlus Technology Co., Ltd. (China), OPPO (China), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea), TCL (China), and Xiaomi Group (China).

Q6. What are the factors driving the 5G smartphone market growth?

Ans. The major factor driving the growth of the market is rising number of IoT and connected devices.

Q7. What are the key growth strategies of 5G smartphone market players?

Ans. The key growth strategies of 5G smartphone market players are product launch, partnerships, and government initiatives.

Q8. Which region will provide more business opportunities for the 5G smartphone market during the forecast period?

Ans. The Asia Pacific region will provide more business opportunities for the 5G smartphone market during the forecast period.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Market Introduction
1.1. Objectives of the study
1.2. Market definition and research & scope
1.3. Research methodologies
1.4. Market estimation techniques

Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Summary
2.2. Key highlights of the market

Chapter 3. 5G Smartphone Market Outlook
3.1. 5G smartphone market segmentation
3.2. Market dynamics
3.2.1. Market drivers
3.2.1.1. Driver 1
3.2.1.2. Driver 2
3.2.1.3. Driver 3
3.2.2. Market restraints
3.2.2.1. Restraint 1
3.2.2.2. Restraint 2
3.2.3. Market opportunities
3.2.3.1. Opportunity 1
3.2.3.2. Opportunity 2
3.3. Porter’s five forces analysis
3.3.1. Threat of new entrants
3.3.2. Threat of substitutes
3.3.3. Bargaining power of buyers
3.3.4. Bargaining power of supplier
3.3.5. Competitive rivalry
3.4. PESTLE analysis
3.5. Value chain analysis
3.5.1. Raw material suppliers
3.5.2. Manufacturers
3.5.3. Wholesalers and/or retailers
3.6. Impact of the Russia and Ukraine war on the global 5G smartphone market

Chapter 4. The Economic Impact of COVID-19
4.1. Overall impact of COVID-19
4.2. Impact of COVID-19 on the global 5G smartphone market
4.3. Economic impact analysis

Chapter 5. 5G Smartphone Market, by Operating System
5.1. Market overview
5.2. Android
5.2.1. Market size and forecast, 2021-2031 (US$ million)
5.2.2. Market size and forecast, by region, 2021-2031 (US$ million)
5.3. Windows
5.3.1. Market size and forecast, 2021-2031 (US$ million)
5.3.2. Market size and forecast, by region, 2021-2031 (US$ million)
5.4. IOS
5.4.1. Market size and forecast, 2021-2031 (US$ million)
5.4.2. Market size and forecast, by region, 2021-2031 (US$ million)
5.5. Others
5.5.1. Market size and forecast, 2021-2031 (US$ million)
5.5.2. Market size and forecast, by region, 2021-2031 (US$ million)

Chapter 6. 5G Smartphone Market, by Sales Channel
6.1. Market overview
6.2. Online Sales
6.2.1. Market size and forecast, 2021-2031 (US$ million)
6.2.2. Market size and forecast, by region, 2021-2031 (US$ million)
6.3. Offline Sales
6.3.1. Market size and forecast, 2021-2031 (US$ million)
6.3.2. Market size and forecast, by region, 2021-2031 (US$ million)

Chapter 7. Global 5G Smartphone Market, by Region
7.1. Overview
7.2. North America
7.2.1. Key market trends and opportunities
7.2.2. North America 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.2.3. North America 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.2.4. North America 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Country, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.2.5. The U.S.
7.2.5.1. The U.S. 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.2.5.2. The U.S. 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.2.6. Canada
7.2.6.1. Canada 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.2.6.2. Canada 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.2.7. Mexico
7.2.7.1. Mexico 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.2.7.2. Mexico 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3. Europe
7.3.1. Key market trends and opportunities
7.3.2. Europe 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.3. Europe 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.4. Europe 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Country, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.5. Germany
7.3.5.1. Germany 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.5.2. Germany 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.6. France
7.3.6.1. France 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.6.2. France 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.7. U.K.
7.3.7.1. U.K. 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.7.2. U.K. 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.8. Spain
7.3.8.1. Spain 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.8.2. Spain 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.9. Italy
7.3.9.1. Italy 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.9.2. Italy 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.10. Russia
7.3.10.1. Russia 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.10.2. Russia 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.11. Rest of Europe
7.3.11.1. Rest of Europe 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.3.11.2. Rest of Europe 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4. Asia Pacific
7.4.1. Key market trends and opportunities
7.4.2. Asia Pacific 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.3. Asia Pacific 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.4. Asia Pacific 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Country, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.5. China
7.4.5.1. China 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.5.2. China 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.6. India
7.4.6.1. India 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.6.2. India 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.7. Japan
7.4.7.1. Japan 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.7.2. Japan 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.8. South Korea
7.4.8.1. South Korea 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.8.2. South Korea 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.9. Rest of APAC
7.4.9.1. Rest of APAC 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.4.9.2. Rest of APAC 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.5. Rest of the World
7.5.1. Key market trends and opportunities
7.5.2. Rest of the World 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.5.3. Rest of the World 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.5.4. Rest of the World 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Country, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.5.5. Latin America
7.5.5.1. Latin America 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.5.5.2. Latin America 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.5.6. Middle East
7.5.6.1. Middle East 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.5.6.2. Middle East 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.5.7. Africa
7.5.7.1. Africa 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Operating System, 2021-2031, (US$ million)
7.5.7.2. Africa 5G Smartphone market size and forecast by Sales Channel, 2021-2031, (US$ million)

Chapter 8. Competitive Landscape
8.1. Market overview
8.2. Market share analysis/key player positioning
8.3. Developmental strategy benchmarking
8.3.1. New product development
8.3.2. Product launches
8.3.3. Business expansions
8.3.4. Partnerships, joint ventures, and collaborations
8.3.5. Mergers and acquisitions

Chapter 9. Company Profiles
9.1. Apple Inc. (U.S.)
9.1.1. Company snapshot
9.1.2. Financial performance
9.1.3. Product offerings
9.1.4. Key strategic initiatives
9.1.5. SWOT analysis
9.2. Huawei Device Co., Ltd. (China)
9.2.1. Company snapshot
9.2.2. Financial performance
9.2.3. Product offerings
9.2.4. Key strategic initiatives
9.2.5. SWOT analysis
9.3. LG Electronics (South Korea)
9.3.1. Company snapshot
9.3.2. Financial performance
9.3.3. Product offerings
9.3.4. Key strategic initiatives
9.3.5. SWOT analysis
9.4. Motorola Mobility LLC (U.S.)
9.4.1. Company snapshot
9.4.2. Financial performance
9.4.3. Product offerings
9.4.4. Key strategic initiatives
9.4.5. SWOT analysis
9.5. Nokia Corporation (Finland)
9.5.1. Company snapshot
9.5.2. Financial performance
9.5.3. Product offerings
9.5.4. Key strategic initiatives
9.5.5. SWOT analysis
9.6. OnePlus Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
9.6.1. Company snapshot
9.6.2. Financial performance
9.6.3. Product offerings
9.6.4. Key strategic initiatives
9.6.5. SWOT analysis
9.7. OPPO (China)
9.7.1. Company snapshot
9.7.2. Financial performance
9.7.3. Product offerings
9.7.4. Key strategic initiatives
9.7.5. SWOT analysis
9.8. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
9.8.1. Company snapshot
9.8.2. Financial performance
9.8.3. Product offerings
9.8.4. Key strategic initiatives
9.8.5. SWOT analysis
9.9. TCL (China)
9.9.1. Company snapshot
9.9.2. Financial performance
9.9.3. Product offerings
9.9.4. Key strategic initiatives
9.9.5. SWOT analysis
9.10. Xiaomi Group (China)
9.10.1. Company snapshot
9.10.2. Financial performance
9.10.3. Product offerings
9.10.4. Key strategic initiatives
9.10.5. SWOT analysis
*the list of company is subject to change during the final compilation of the report

Key Players
Global 5G Smartphone Market Segmentation

By Operating System

  • Android
  • Windows
  • IOS
  • Others

By Sales Channel

  • Online Sales
  • Offline Sales

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

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