The number of announced 5G devices has grown by 7.5% and now reach 756 devices

This is 28.6% higher than the number of announced devices at the end of January this year; a similar increase has occurred in the number of 5G devices understood to be commercially available. announced 5G devices

This has risen by 28.2% over the last quarter, now standing at 468 commercial 5G devices, which represents 61.9% of all announced 5G devices.

By end-April 2021, GSA had identified:

– twenty-two announced form factors.
– one hundred and twenty-four vendors who had announced available or forthcoming 5G devices.
– seven hundred and fifty-six announced devices (including regional variants, but excluding operator-branded devices that are essentially rebadged versions of other phones), including 468 that are understood to be commercially available:
– three hundred and eighty-seven phones (up 36 from March), at least 330 of which are now commercially available (up 32 in a month).
– one hundred and thirty-five FWA CPE devices (indoor and outdoor), of which 54 are now commercially available.
– ninety-two modules.
– thirty-eight industrial/enterprise routers/gateways/modems.
– thirty-seven hotspots.
– fifteen laptops (notebooks).
– fifteen tablets.
– seven in-vehicle routers/modems/hotspots.
– thirty other devices (including drones, head-mounted displays, robots, TVs, USB terminals/dongles/modems, cameras, femtocells/small cells, repeaters, vehicle OBUs, a snap-on dongle/adapter, a switch, a vending machine and an encoder).

Not all devices are available immediately and specification details remain limited for some devices.

We can expect the device ecosystem to continue to grow quickly and for more information about announced devices to become available as they reach the market. Based on vendors’ previous statements and recent rates of device release, we might expect to see the number of commercial devices surpassing the 500 mark by the end of Q2 2021. 


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