Qualcomm and Apple became the leaders of the mobile chip market in the first quarter of 2022
To reportSammobile, Samsung was once known as Qualcomm’s fierce competitor; But now it is far behind in the competition of smartphone chips. The Korean tech giant ranked fourth in terms of revenue share among smartphone chip brands in the first quarter of 2022. Qualcomm, Apple and MediaTek are far ahead of Samsung.
According to the latest statistics of the research company Counterpoint Research, Qualcomm took the first place in the first quarter of 2022 with a revenue share of 44%. Apple’s revenue share in the quarter was 26% and Mediatek’s revenue share was around 19%. Samsung also had only 7% revenue share in the global smartphone chip market.
Unisoc, the growing chip brand, gained a 3% revenue share. Huawei gained 1 percent revenue share in the international smartphone market due to US sanctions. According to reports, it is said that the sales of Samsung phones have increased compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 due to the release of the Exynos 1280 chip. However, as Samsung has used Snapdragon chips in more Galaxy S22 models this year, its revenue share has declined compared to Qualcomm.
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