Global Smartphone AP (Application Processor) Shipments Market Share: Q3 2021 to Q4 2022

Published Date: March 6, 2023

A repository of quarterly data for the global smartphone AP market based on smartphone AP/SoC shipment numbers.

This data is based on the smartphone AP/SoC shipments

Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding

Global Smartphone Chipset Market Share (Q3 2021 – Q4 2022)
Brands Q3 2021 Q4 2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022 Q4 2022
Apple 15% 20% 14% 13% 15% 31%
Mediatek 40% 35% 36% 38% 35% 28%
Qualcomm 27% 29% 33% 29% 31% 21%
UNISOC 10% 11% 11% 11% 10% 9%
Samsung 5% 4% 5% 8% 8% 8%
HiSilicon (Huawei) 2% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%

Source: Global Smartphone AP-SoC Shipments & Forecast Tracker by Model – Q4 2022


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Global Smartphone AP Market Highlights:

The global smartphone AP/SoC and baseband revenues declined by 8% YoY in Q4 2022. Apple led the smartphone AP/SoC and baseband revenues with a 44% share. The share for Apple grew from 39% in Q4 2021 to 44% in Q4 2022 due to the launch of iPhone 14 series. Low shipments for MediaTek and Qualcomm chipsets due to inventory correction and macroeconomic conditions.

  • Apple: Apple’s chipset shipments increased in Q4 2022 due to seasonality. iPhone 14 pro sales declined in Q4 2022 due to supply constraints. There was a wait time of 3-4 weeks at the apple store due to the COVID outbreak in China.
  • MediaTek: MediaTek’s shipments also declined in Q4 2022 due to inventory correction and weak demand. LTE SoCs shipments will decline by double digits and 5G SoCs will remain flat. The inventories for MediaTek are coming down and they expect a rebound in Q2 2023. To have stable growth margins both MediaTek and Qualcomm are following pricing discipline. Inventory clearance at end-of-life models like D700 etc. ~5-10% price cuts but the newer generation ASP to go up driven by additional functionality and advanced nodes.
  • Qualcomm: Qualcomm’s shipments will decline in Q4 2022, as inventory destocking continues into H1 2023. The weak china market and inventories in premium resulted in a weak outlook. Inventories to normalize and demand to come back in H2 2023. Qualcomm pointed out that there has been no change in the flagship launch schedule from the smartphone OEMs.
  • Samsung: Samsung’s shipments declined in Q4 2022 due to the loss of share to Qualcomm in the Galaxy S22 series. Samsung has launched the Galaxy M33, A33 and A53 with Exynos 1280 SoCs in the mid-high segment. The launch of Exynos 1330 and 1380 in the mid-high and low segments in Q1 will add volumes to this segment. The company recently announced the Samsung A54 Galaxy with the Exynos 1380 chipset. Exynos 850 to continue in LTE chipset in the low end, but Samsung is launching Galaxy A14 with 5G Exynos chip in the low tier.
  • UNISOC: UNISOC’s shipments declined in Q4 2022 due to weak demand for low- and entry-tier smartphones and the slow China market. UNISOC continues to gain a share in the low-tier bands (<$99) driven by its LTE portfolio. With realme and HONOR launching phones with its Tiger series SoCs. UNISOC has expanded its customer base with design wins at ZTE and TECNO and entry into the Samsung Galaxy A series.

For a more detailed smartphone AP-SoC shipments & forecast tracker, click below:

This report tracks the smartphone AP/SoC and baseband revenues by Model for all the vendors. The scope of this report is to track the AP/SoC revenues from all the key vendors like Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Huawei, Samsung, and UNISOC. This report also includes the ASPs of all the vendors by chipset model. We have covered all the main models starting from Q1 2020 to Q2 2022. We have also included a one-quarter forecast for Q3E 2022. This report will help you to understand the AP/SoC Market from the revenue perspective. Furthermore, we have also covered key specs for these AP/SoC covering market view by:

  • Network (4G/5G AP/SoC)
  • Foundry Details (like TSMC, Samsung. etc.)
  • Process node (5nm, 6nm, 8nm, etc.)
  • Manufacturing Process (FinFET, N7, N5, etc.)
  • CPU Cores Architecture and CPU Cores Count
  • Modem (External/Internal)
  • Modem Name
  • Secure Element Presence
  • Security Chip
  • AI Accelerator
  • ASPs by Model for (Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Huawei, Samsung, and UNISOC)
  • Shipments by Model for (Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Huawei, Samsung, and UNISOC)

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