About two years ago or so, there was quite a bit of hype claiming that 2019 was going to be the year 5G took over and bestowed us with blazing-fast connectivity. That’s not exactly how things panned out, however. Thanks in part to spotty 5G coverage — which has improved over the past few months — there were only a small handful of 5G capable devices even available. As it turns out, there’s growing evidence that the 5G revolution may actually get underway this year. In fact, a new report from Gartner claims that global device shipments will actually grow by 0.9% in 2020 thanks to the advent of 5G devices. That may seem insignificant, but it’s a shift from previous years which saw declining mobile phone sales on account of users holding onto their devices for longer periods of time than ever before. “2020 will witness a slight market recovery,” Gartner senior research director said. “Increased availability of 5G handsets will boost mobile phone replacements, which will lead global device shipments to return to growth in 2020.” Gartner estimates that 5G models, by 2022, will account for 43% of all newly sold mobile devices.