Counterpoint Research has just published a new study that allows us to better visualize the current state of the mobile processor market. We discover that Qualcomm, which is responsible for designing the 5G modem for the iPhone 14 Pro, is the world number one in the sector with no less than 44% of the revenues generated there in the second quarter of 2022. Of course, this is of an estimate.
Next comes Apple with 23% market share. This position is reinforced by the indisputable success of the company’s proprietary chips, in reality subcontracted by TSMC and which are nevertheless integrated into only one brand of mobiles: the iPhone. The latest models presented at the beginning of the month, for example, run thanks to the A16 Bionic or the A15 Bionic. Cupertino also develops motherboards for its Macs with the Apple silicon program.
Change in ranking
After Mediatek in third place (22%), we find ourselves at the back of the pack Samsung in fourth place (8%), followed by UNISOC and HiSilicon. Unsurprisingly, Huawei and Kirin components are no longer on the list: the manufacturer was notably a victim in the United States of Donald Trump’s mandate, because it was suspected of large-scale surveillance.
If we look at market share by number of units produced, however, Mediatek takes the lead with 39% of the sector, followed by Qualcomm (29%) and Apple (14%). Samsung is fifth with 6%. The Korean also offers its own chips Exynoswhich are not available in all countries depending on the different products.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra VS iPhone 14 Pro: duel of titans
With his A16 Bionic processor, the iPhone 14 Pro is currently the best in terms of raw performance from Apple. The same chip is also embedded under the hood of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but it is not found with the third generation iPhone SEs and the “classic” iPhone 14s.
Faced with Apple’s premium smartphones stands the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultraflagship of the Asian range with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or a Exynos 2200 depending on the country. For a rate very close to that of the iPhone 14 Pro, according to the latest benchmarks.