Despite the problems in the market, Qualcomm and MediaTek continue to earn more. At hand, the deficit and the number of people wishing to buy their products is not reduced. Thus, according to the results of the first quarter of this year, MediaTek revenues increased by 32% on an annual basis and by 10.2% compared to the fourth quarter of last year. In monetary terms, revenue was $ 4.8 billion.
Record revenue was the first quarter this year and for Qualcomm. A record was set for the company for the third consecutive quarter. Annual growth was up 61% and managed to earn $ 11.6 billion.
If we are talking about aligning forces in the mobile chip market for Android smartphones, then MediaTek remains the leader, controlling 44% of the market share. In second place is Qualcomm, whose share is 35%, which earns good money in brands for premium devices priced above $ 500. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 778G chips were in high demand, which is not surprising. The Snapdragon 700 and Snapdragon 8 series platforms accounted for about 68% of all SoCs sold in the premium category in the first quarter of 2022.
MediaTek vs Qualcomm: Chip maker rating for Android smartphone in the first quarter
Both Qualcomm and MediaTek recorded healthy growth in the first quarter of 2022. MediaTek recorded an impressive set of figures for the quarter with revenue increasing by 32% year-on-year and 10.2% year-on-year, reaching 4 , $ 8 billion. Qualcomm set its third consecutive quarterly revenue record in the first quarter of 2022 at $ 11.6 billion. Its business units recorded annual growth between 28% and 61%.
As for MediaTek, it is the leader in the category of budget and medium budget devices – from $ 100 to $ 299. Here, the sales guides were the Dimensity 700 and Dimensity 900 series brands. Also, the manufacturers were quite willing to buy Helio P35, Helio G80 and Helio G35 processors. This allowed MediaTek to acquire a 60% share of all chip shipped for devices ranging from $ 100 to $ 299.
The underdog of the first quarter of this year was Samsung. whose SoC premium market share fell to 23% from 34% a year earlier. The decline was also observed in the budget segment (up to $ 299) – 7% compared to 10% for the same period last year.
However, UNISOC continues to increase its share of the affordable smartphone segment. priced up to $ 100. Here, the share of its brands was 47%, although a year earlier this percentage was at the level of 20%. Thanks to Honor, Realme and Samsung, the company managed to gain an 8% stake. in the category of mobile devices with a price up to $ 199.