Samsung surpasses Apple to become the world's third largest mobile processor maker.
Samsung has surpassed Apple to become the third largest manufacturer in the global mobile processing market, according to market research firm Counterpoint Research.
According to Counterpoint Research data, Samsung's share of the global mobile processor market in 2019 is 14.1%, which is 2.2% higher than 2018, ranking third.
The fourth-ranked Apple company has a market share of 13.1%, a decline of 0.5% from 2018.
The top two are Qualcomm and MediaTek, with market shares of 33.4% and 24.6%, respectively.
The report states that Samsung ’s market share increase is due to its increasing sales in North America and India.
Ironically, consumers are not so happy with Samsung's Exynos processors that the Change.org website is petitioning to urge Samsung to stop using Exynos processors in Galaxy flagship smartphones (outside the US). At present, nearly 20,000 people have signed the petition.
Currently, Qualcomm's latest mobile processor is the Snapdragon 865, which is used in most Android flagship smartphones. There are reports suggesting that Qualcomm will update the Snapdragon 865 and release the Snapdragon 865+ in the third quarter of this year.