Smartphone image sensor market grows 15%, Sony remains on top

Peter, 08 October 2020

Despite the economic impact of the pandemic, the smartphone image sensor market saw a growth of 15% year over year in the first half of 2020, reports Strategy Analytics. Total revenue reached $6.3 billion for the six month period.

Sony took home the lion’s share of the market, 44%, but its revenue declined due to stronger competition. Its biggest rival is Samsung with a 32% share, followed by OmniVision in a distant third.

Smartphone image sensor grew 15%, Sony remains on top but competition is heating up

Demand for phones with high resolution sensors - 64MP and 108MP - helped push sales higher. Camera count was the other major factor driving sales, which kept 8MP and even 2MP sensors relevant.

SA expects these two factors - high resolutions and multiple cameras - to lead to strong growth in the second half of this year as well.

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  • shino03

No, Sony is derisively using Samsung sensor to cut costs because they're image sensors costs more to produce than buying from Samsung.

  • A7sii

Because they lost the way few years back, looks like they are on a route to hitting the highway soon!!

  • Buaha

Weak attempt? lmfao... Listen clown, you're the one who had no clue of Omnivisions' existence and yet you're here talking about DXOMARK when it's not even mentioned in the article so go pick on someone who's at your...

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