Samsung could look to launch more affordable 5G smartphones in 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to many industries and affected businesses. One of the industries that have been affected is the smartphone industry, which has seen global sales fall by about almost 14%. To counteract the negative effects, Samsung is reportedly looking to launch more affordable 5G smartphones in 2020.

According to Sammobile, has plans to launch more Galaxy A and Galaxy M series devices to recover from the decline in its smartphone sales. The company has already unveiled 5G variants of the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 smartphones, though they are available only in selected markets. Considering that 5G was previously available only in the brand's flagship smartphones, this is a good way for the company to bring 5G devices to the mass market.

While the proliferation of 5G devices globally was only a matter of time, industry sources claim that the coronavirus crisis has pushed things forward. As far as the more developed countries - like Samsung's home country of South Korea - are concerned, having more mid-range devices with 5G capabilities will accelerate the adoption of 5G. Of course, it's still far from being available in even entry-level devices.

However, these mid-range 5G devices are mostly released in countries where 5G coverage is rapidly growing. For example, the Galaxy A51 and A71 in Malaysia aren't of the 5G variant. After all, 5G coverage is very limited in Malaysia, so 5G adoption is going to be slow.

Having said that, we look forward to 5G becoming more widespread in Malaysia and hope that these cheaper 5G smartphones will launch here too. But what do you think about this? Do you consider 5G an important feature to have? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to for more news like this.