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The Samsung Note20 Ultra is the top selling 5G phone for September but Huawei has larger share of the top 10

The list of the top 10 5G smartphones by sales share for September is dominated by only three groups of ownership. (Image Source: Counterpoint)
The list of the top 10 5G smartphones by sales share for September is dominated by only three groups of ownership. (Image Source: Counterpoint)
According to market analysis firm Counterpoint Research, Samsung has managed to take the crown for the most popular 5G phone in September 2020 with the Note20 Ultra. However, Huawei has a larger share of the top 10 with the P40 Pro and Nova 7 in a close second and third place respectively.

The Galaxy S20 Plus held the top spot earlier in the year at around 9% share, but the field has become increasingly competitive as 5G devices start to flood the market. Samsung’s devices in the top 10 have a combined 5G market share of 11.9%, and the Galaxy Note20 Ultra leads that with a 5% share.

However, Huawei/Honor’s devices from the top 10 make up a total of 15.4% of the 5G market, despite having restricted market access and no access to the Google Play Store. No doubt this figure is led by their strong presence in their Chinese home market, but their phones are still available on store shelves in large economic regions like Europe and Asia/Pacific.

BBK rounds out the remainder of the top 10 devices with a combined share of 9.4%, made up of 5.8% from Oppo and 3.6% from Vivo. While we’ve combined them here due to their common ownership, the two brands do operate independently of each other and compete for sales.

Sales statistics tend to lag behind by a few months, but when November and December stats are released early next year we should see whether Apple gets more than one iPhone 12 model into the top 10 5G devices list.

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Craig Ward, 2020-11-28 (Update: 2020-11-28)
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.