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Counterpoint released Q2 Global Smartphone Application Processor (AP) Market Share

Q2 Global Smartphone Application Processor Market Share

Counterpoint Research on August 26, 2021, released a report, announcing the market share of smartphone processors in the second quarter of 2021, with MediaTek, Qualcomm, and Apple among the top three. Meanwhile, Huawei ranked 6th on the list.

Global Smartphone AP Market Share Q2 2021

Global Highlights:

  • MediaTek continues to be the leader in the smartphone market with a 38% share. Dimensity 700 series was dominating the 5G volume and Helio P35 and G80 are popular in the LTE segment.
  • Qualcomm gained a share to reach 32% share, due to high-mid end 5G. The brand is focusing on a dual sourcing strategy from foundries to balance its offerings.
  • Apple captured the third spot with iPhone 12 sales maintaining momentum.
  • UNISOC had a strong first half, it has gained design wins with Honor, realme in the LTE smartphone market.
Global Smartphone Chipsets Market Share (Q1 2020 – Q2 2021)
Brands Q1
2020
Q2
2020
Q3
2020
Q4
2020
Q1
2021
Q2
2021
MediaTek 24% 25% 31% 32% 35% 38%
Qualcomm 31% 28% 29% 28% 29% 32%
Apple 14% 13% 12% 19% 17% 15%
Samsung 14% 13% 12% 10% 9% 7%
Unisoc (Spreadtrum) 5% 5% 4% 4% 5% 5%
HiSilicon (Huawei) 12% 16% 12% 7% 5% 3%


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