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4G phones in China and South Korea still selling strong



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The transition to 5G phones is emerging in various markets and people want to test the benefits of upgrading from 4G. However, a new report reveals that 4G phones are still selling strong in China and South Korea.

According to a report from Strategy Analytics, China and South Korea have been the fastest countries to deploy 5G services for smartphones but 4G phones are still in demand in these two major 5G markets.

The data shows that the penetration rate of 4G phones in China is still quite stable, with a penetration rate of 19% in the first quarter of 2021 and 15% in the fourth quarter of 2021.

In the first three quarters of 2022, the penetration rate is somewhat stable, averaging around 14%. The report mentions that South Korea also follows a similar trend and has a penetration rate of around 19%.

It’s expected there could be many reasons of 4G phones are still more favorable as compared to 5G. On the other hand, it could also be due to the unawareness of 5G among smartphone owners, as they refuse to upgrade to a new network.

In some cases, users reported that they found 4G better than 5G in both security and stability in different areas.

Huawei Mate 50:

Due to U.S. sanctions, Huawei is restricted to sell the 4G Huawei Mate 50 series and it sold quite well among consumers.

On the other hand, Huawei chose to improve Wi-Fi and network aggregation to provide the best 4G and WLAN experience for the Mate 50 series.

The company is showcasing an onsite comparison of 4G vs 5G to demo that the new Mate 50 series performs better even without 5G in terms of network speed.

(via – MyDrivers)

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.