Samsung has overtaken Apple as the world’s third-largest mobile processing market, according to MarketResearch. Samsung’s share of the global mobile processor market in 2019 was 14.1 percent, up 2.2 percent from 2018, according to Counterpoint Research, ranking third. Apple,which was squeezed into fourth place has a market share of 13.1 percent, down 0.5 percent from 2018.
The top two were Qualcomm and MediaTek, with 33.4% and 24.6% respectively.
Samsung’s market share has risen, the report said, thanks to rising sales in North America and India. Ironically, consumers are not so happy with Samsung’s Exynos processors that Change.org is running a petition urging Samsung to stop using Exynos processors in Galaxy’s flagship smartphones (outside the U.S. market). Nearly 20,000 people have signed the petition.
Qualcomm’s latest mobile processor, the SnapSnapdragon 865, is currently used in most Android flagship smartphones. Reports suggest that Qualcomm will update SnapSnapdragon 865 in the third quarter of this year to release SnapSnapdragon 865.