Samsung and Huawei increase the use of their chipsets on phones
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In an attempt to reduce dependence on external suppliers, the leading smart phone manufacturers such as Samsung and Huawei have increased the use of their own chipsets for a greater range of its products. According to IHS Markit, this is causing An important change in the market.
The use of Samsung and Huawei own processors increases
The report shows that both Samsung and Huawei have expanded their internal shipments of hardware platforms by more than 30% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period of the previous year (2018). In line with this, Qualcomm's share of the market fell 16.1% during the same time.
Samsung and its Exynos
In addition, it has been revealed that the South Korean giant Samsung used its own Exynos processors at approximately 80.4% in its mid-range smartphones in the third quarter of last year 2019, compared to 64.2% in 2018. In general, the Exynos chipset was found in 61.4% of mobile devices that come from Samsung during the same quarter.
Huawei and its Kirin
On the other hand, Huawei used its own line of Kirin processors in 74.6% of the smartphones that the company sent in the third quarter of 2019. This represents an increase of 68.7% compared to the previous year, as claimed from IHS.
This is an important change for the Chinese giant. In the past Huawei used its Kirin chipsets mainly in high-end phones. However, it is now expanding the use of its own Kirin processor for most of its mid-range devices as well.
Mediatek gains ground with Huawei
The IHS report adds that Qualcomm's portion of Huawei shipments declined to 8.6% in the third quarter of 2019, below 24% in the third quarter of 2018. On the other hand, MediaTek increased its participation in Huawei phones, increasing to 16.7% in the third quarter, compared to 7.3% in the previous year.
However, at the same time, both Qualcomm and MediaTek fight fiercely to maintain and increase their market share. As Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are the main customers of Qualcomm and MediaTek, the competition between these two chip manufacturers is getting hotter than ever.
Qualcomm retained the largest share of the world market of mobile processors in the third quarter of 2019 with a participation of 31%. Qualcomm came up with the Taiwan manufacturer MediaTek with 21% market share. Exynos from Samsung and Kirin from Huawei registered a market share of 16% and 14%, respectively
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