Global Smartphone Application Processor (AP) Market Share: By Quarter

Global Smartphone AP Market Share: By Quarter 

This data is based on the smartphone AP/SoC shipments
Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding

Global Smartphone Chipset Market Share (Q1 2021 – Q2 2022)
Brands Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021 Q4 2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022
Mediatek 39% 42% 40% 35% 36% 39%
Qualcomm 28% 26% 27% 29% 33% 29%
Apple 15% 14% 15% 20% 14% 14%
UNISOC 7% 9% 10% 11% 11% 11%
Samsung 6% 5% 5% 4% 5% 6%
HiSilicon (Huawei) 5% 3% 2% 1% 1% 0%

Source: Global Smartphone AP-SoC Shipments & Forecast Tracker by Model – Q2 2022


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Global Highlights:

  • Apple: Apple chipset shipment declined in Q2 2022 due to seasonality.
  • MediaTek: MediaTek shipments had slightly declined in Q2 2022 due to order cuts from major Chinese OEMs, ongoing customer inventory adjustments, global macroeconomic conditions, the weak China market and the expected continued negative consumer sentiments. MediaTek’s relatively greater dependence on the mid and low-end smartphone segments, which are likely to be more affected by the current macroeconomic situation as well as current excess channel inventory will lead to a weaker third quarter. MediaTek dominates the low-mid tier wholesale price segment ($100-$299), driven by its Dimensity 700 and Dimensity 900 series.
  • Qualcomm: Qualcomm shipments declined in Q2 2022, mainly due to global macroeconomic conditions, the slowdown in consumer product purchases and weak demand from Chinese OEMs. However, revenue will be increased due to the strong demand for premium tier chipsets. Qualcomm claims it now drives 75% of the S22 family sales – up from 45% of the S21 family.  Also, the recently announced partnership between Qualcomm and Samsung for the galaxy s22 family will support the shipments for the premium tier.  The addition of snapdragon 8 gen+ 1 in premium segments will drive the growth of this segment in the second half of 2022.
  • Samsung: Samsung shipments have increased in Q2 2022 due to the launch of Exynos 1280. The revenue of the brand will also witness growth in the quarter. Samsung has launched the Galaxy A33 and A53 with its Exynos 1280 SoCs. These are the volume drivers which has helped Samsung to regain its share. Samsung Exynos 2200 share has declined in Q2 2022 due to the loss in share to Qualcomm in the galaxy s22 series and also due to the low yields of the 4nm premium Exynos chipsets.
  • Hisilicon: As per our checks and sell-thru data, Huawei is close to the end of the inventory for the Hisilcon chipsets. It is also not possible for the brand to obtain newer chipsets from TSMC, Samsung, etc. due to the trade ban.
  • UNISOC: UNISOC has gained a share in low-end 4G smartphones as it was able to take advantage of limited supplies from Mediatek and Qualcomm. UNISOC continues to gain a share in the low bands (<$99) driven by the LTE portfolio. With realme, HONOR, Motorola and Samsung launching phones with its Tiger series SoC, UNISOC has expanded its customer base with design wins at ZTE and TECNO and entry into the Samsung Galaxy A series.

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