Exynos chipsets now third in terms of market share, overtake Apple

Peter, 23 March 2020

Samsung's Exynos chipset division has become the third largest supplier in the smartphone world, displacing Apple, which slid to fourth, according to data from Counterpoint Research.

Exynos chips enjoyed a 14.1% market share in 2019, up 2.2 percentage points compared to the year before. This is thanks to solid growth in North America and India. Samsung and Huawei are the only vendors in the global Top 5 to post growth.

Samsung's Exynos chipsets rise to 3rd place in terms of market share, Apple drops to 4th

Apple, meanwhile, is down 0.5 percentage points to 13.1% share for a fourth place finish, ahead of Huawei in fifth.

Qualcomm and MediaTek retain their leading positions with 33.4% and 24.6% market share, respectively.

It will be interesting to see how the situation develops this year. Samsung already uses some MediaTek chips for select models on the lower end of the scale and will use even more for affordable 5G phones. OnePlus, a lifetime Qualcomm client, is set to introduce the OnePlus 8 Lite with a MediaTek Dimensity chipset.

Samsung's chip division hasn't been standing still either. It found a new client in vivo (for the X30 phones). Also, development of custom CPU cores was shut down, but the company partnered up with AMD to bring Radeon GPU tech to its Exynos chipsets.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 19 Apr 2020
  • 7Xt

While MediaTek SoC have become better and better over the years ~~~ ExyNO's become crappier and crappier that overheats, lags, drains battery fast over the years.

Battery consamption is great, everything is great with exynos chips. Problem is performance wise is behind qualcomm, qualcomm are leaders in market and have best experience, no wonder they producong best chipsets , but does not mean exynos are bad, t...

  • Anonymous
  • 25 Mar 2020
  • I8m

Because they have better cooling solutions

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