Dual-core processors now in 20% of all smartphones, Samsung made 60% of them

Dual-core processors now in 20% of all smartphones, Samsung made 60% of them
With all the obsession around the new quad-core processors and the upcoming Cortex-A15 wonders, it is easy to forget that present multicore smartphones are a relatively recent phenomenon, started by the LG Optimus 2X last year.

A Strategy Analytics report on smartphone components brings us down to earth, concluding that dual-core processors are present in just 20% of smartphones around, and most people are lugging around single cores.

A year down the road, and that share will probably increase to over half of smartphones in existence, but for now that's that. Interesting enough, the top dog of all multicore ARM-based processor makers is not Qualcomm, NVIDIA or Texas Instruments, but actually Samsung, which has cornered 60% of the market.

Needn't to say, besides dual-core chips for its own smartphones, Samsung makes those in Apple devices like the iPhone 4S. Those two companies together are raking in 99% of the smartphone profits, so no wonder that Samsung's processors have taken the lead, followed by Qualcomm, TI and NVIDIA - Samsung's factories in Austin and elsewhere must be working round the clock to meet demand.

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8 Comments

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I don't think that's a bad number if I pull my calculator really quick will get that 1/5 has a dual core phone and 6/100 are from Samsung

3. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

6/100?? Do you mean 6/10 (if you only count dual cores) or 6/50 (for all phones)? Or you like the reduced ones as remixfa: 3/5 or 3/25... ;) Same for remixfa: What is exactly 3/50?

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I just did the math real quick. its actually 12/100, which reduces to 3/25. :) 60% of 20% = 12% :) the 3/50 was just me being funny and reducing his 6/100. Dont you remember math? your supposed to always reduce!! lolol :)

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

my bad. I've had 10% on my head all day 12/100 is the correct number

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I usually try to pull numbers a way is easy for people to see them I like numbers based on all phones so when I say 1/5 means that 1 phone out of 5 has 2 cores now the 6/100(actually 12/100) means that out of 100 phones in total 12 are dual core from Samsung I like making dividends easy so see instead of reducing to its minimum expression when I tell people that 1 out of 5 has dual core is easy to figure, but I consider that 12/100 is easier to understand than 3/25 its just me needing to use wide margins to express an equation but if you divide on a calculator the result of 12/100 = 3/25 = 0.12

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, that will quell down the qualcomm fans for a bit.. or.. anger them. whichever. Exynos for the win :) you forgot to reduce your fraction.. bad bad proto! 3/50! :)

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

hell no!

8. Rangers

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Who really cares about numbers and brands? We just want better APs for lower prices.

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