In a first, 5G will make up majority of smartphone shipments

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This year, for the first time, 5G phones will make up the majority, or 56%, of smartphone shipments worldwide. By the end of 2026, their share will grow to 76%. As 5G phones become ubiquitous, their average selling price will decrease by $168 over the next four years.

Beyond the chart: In 2019, there were just 10 million 5G mobile connections worldwide, per CCS Insight. By the end of 2026, that figure will have surged to 4.51 billion. As 5G networks expand, 3G and 4G smartphones will become more affordable, and likely more accessible in regions that lack substantial 5G infrastructure.

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