According to Counterpoint Research, the global smartphone AP (Application Processor)/SoC (System on Chip) chipset and baseband revenues increased by 23% in Q1 2022. Qualcomm has a 44 percent share, while Apple has a 26 percent share of global smartphone SoC and baseband revenues, taking the third, fourth, and fifth positions. MediaTek, Samsung Exynos, and Unisoc are among the companies currently in the group.
According to the latest counterpoints Foundry and AP/SoC service, the global smartphone AP(Application Processor)/SoC (System on Chip) chipset and baseband revenues have increased by 23 percent YoY during the first quarter of 2022. It was followed by Apple with a 26 percent share. The sales of discrete basebands have contributed up to a quarter of Qualcomm''s smartphone AP/SoC and baseband revenues this time, according to the report.
MediaTek, which had a 19 percent share, was third, while Samsung Exynosand Unisoc was in the fourth and fifth positions, putting a 7 percent and a 3 percent share share.
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Samsung''s shipment volume grew in Q1 2022 due to the release of Exynos 1280. Despite some positive findings, Samsung''s share decreased in Q1 2022 due to a loss to Qualcomm in the flagship Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphones.
According to Counterpoint, a significant portion of the Unisoc''s revenue is backed by its 4G AP/SoCs, which have boosted significantly over the past years.
Qualcomm''s smartphone AP/SoC and baseband revenues have risen by 44% in Q1 2022, driven by the higher premium mix. Qualcomm is also providing the discrete baseband shipments to Apple and Qualcomm''s own AP, which has contributed to over a quarter of Qualcomm''s smartphone AP/SoC and baseband revenues.
MediaTek''s revenue increased by 29% in Q1 2022, with the Dimensity 9000 being used in the premium 5G segment for the first time, and this chip, together with the Dimensity 8000, has given it a boost to its overall revenues.