MediaTek continues to lead the smartphone chipset market

MediaTek Dimensity

MediaTek continues to dominate the market for smartphone chipsets, according to Counterpoint‘s Global Smartphone Application Processor (AP) Market Share study. Given how fiercely competitive the market is, many issues have been raised. Despite the fact that MediaTek dominates the market and Qualcomm and Apple are the two companies with the most power in the sector,

Thanks to collaborations with significant Chinese OEMs like Vivo and Oppo as well as the success of its Dimensity 9200 SoC in the premium market, MediaTek has been able to maintain a consistent market share of 35–40% in recent quarters. However, due to order reductions from significant Chinese manufacturers, ongoing client inventory adjustments, and general macroeconomic difficulties, the worldwide chipset industry is anticipated to slow down in Q4 2022.

The market of smartphone chipsets is dominated by Qualcomm and Apple, while MediaTek continues to hold the majority of the market


Qualcomm’s market share increased slightly from 27% to 31% in Q3 2022 compared to Q3 2021. After a relationship with Samsung for the Galaxy S23 model in the premium segment. However, the aforementioned macroeconomic factors should have an effect on the company in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Apple, which improved from the fourth quarter of 2021 to the second quarter of 2022 as a result of the release of the new iPhone 14 Pro and its variations with the A16 bionic chipset, also attained a large market share. Despite the effects of Covid-19 on the Chinese supply chain, the Pro models were particularly successful. With its chipsets, Apple ought to have the advantage in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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Global Smartphone Chipset Market Share (Q2 2021 – Q3 2022)
Brands Q2 2021 Q3 2021 Q4 2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Mediatek 42% 40% 35% 36% 38% 35%
Qualcomm 26% 27% 29% 33% 29% 31%
Apple 14% 15% 20% 14% 13% 16%
UNISOC 9% 10% 11% 11% 11% 10%
Samsung 5% 5% 4% 5% 8% 7%
HiSilicon (Huawei) 3% 2% 1% 1% 0% 0%

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