The latest research report “2019 Q4 Smartphone Application Processor Market Share Tracker: Shipments Down 13%” from Strategy Analytics’ mobile phone component technology research service pointed out that the global smartphone application processor (AP) market revenue in 2019 fell year-on-year3 % to $19.6 billion.

The report pointed out that the top five in the global smartphone application processor (AP) market revenue share in 2019 are Qualcomm, Apple, HiSilicon, Samsung LSI and MediaTek. Qualcomm retained the top spot with a 36 percent revenue share, followed by Apple with 24 percent and HiSilicon in third with 14 percent.

Shipments of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled smartphone application processors (APs) rose 45 percent.

Smartphone application processors with on-device AI engines accounted for nearly 51% of total smartphone application processor shipments in 2019, up from about 31% in 2018.

Sravan Kundojjala, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, said: “In 2019, Qualcomm’s flagship processors, the Snapdragon 855 and 855 Plus, were used in a variety of popular smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S10, Note 10 5G, Google Pixel 4, Xiaomi Mi 9 and OnePlus 7T Pro. In mobile phones. The first phase of 5G smartphones leveraged Qualcomm’s strength, which by our estimates captured more than 50% of 5G smartphones in 2019. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, we expect 5G to continue Good performance. Strategy Analytics believes that Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 and 765/G processors will help Qualcomm further expand its 5G market share in 2020.”

Stuart Robinson, Executive Director of Strategy Analytics’ Mobile Component Technology Research Service, added: “Vertical smartphone application processor suppliers Apple, HiSilicon and Samsung LSI continued to grow and gain market share in 2019. Strategy Analytics estimates that in 2019, These companies collectively account for 50% of the smartphone application processor market revenue share. Those smartphone OEMs that design their own processors still pose a strategic threat to suppliers such as Qualcomm and MediaTek.”

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