Qualcomm lost the crown of the largest Android chip maker in the global market to Mediatek back in 2020, but still held the top spot in the US. Now the leadership of the American chipmaker in the home market has come to an end.
Yesterday, during the presentation of new chips, MediaTek announced that it has become the number one chip manufacturer for Android devices in the United States. At the same time, the company referred to the report of IDC analysts for the fourth quarter of last year. An analysis of the US market showed that the Taiwanese chipmaker’s processors account for 51% of the market; while Qualcomm’s share is 47%.
As the reasons for the increase in the share of MediaTek, he points to the growth in sales of devices with its chipsets. In particular, the Samsung Galaxy A12 4G, Galaxy A32, Moto G Pure, T-Mobile Revvl V Plus and Boost Celero models have become popular. Analysts believe that MediaTek’s leadership in the US was not a surprise, the company was steadily moving towards success, concentrating on the budget and mid-range segments. Experts give credit to the Taiwanese chipmaker that it was able to become number one in the US despite the fact that its chips do not have mmWave 5G connectivity, and major network players such as Verizon are actively using this technology.
MediaTek surpassed Qualcomm in the US
For its part, MediaTek intends to master mmWave 5G technology and offer it in its processors. The company promised that in the middle of this year the first mid-range smartphone with its support will appear in the US. Such a move will allow it to strengthen its position in the US market and maintain its leadership.
MediaTek has yesterday introduced the Dimensity 8000, 8100 and 1300 processors for smartphones. The Dimensity 8000 and 8100 models are addressed to high-end devices; although they are somewhat inferior to the flagship Dimensity 9000; while the Dimensity 1300 is a simpler solution, which, meanwhile, offers all the most modern technologies.
The Dimensity 8000 and 8100 chips feature octa-core CPUs with four performance Arm Cortex-A78 cores ; up to 2.85 GHz for the Dimensity 8100 and up to 2.75 GHz for the Dimensity 8000; and four economical Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz . Both chips are endowed with an Arm Mali-G610 MC6 graphics subsystem that supports MediaTek HyperEngine 5.0 gaming performance enhancement technology. The older model offers up to 170 frames per second, the younger one up to 140. High performance is also provided by support for UFS 3.1 drives and quad-channel LPDDR5 memory.