Qualcomm expects Snapdragon sales to slow during the second half of the year
In addition, Qualcomm said that second half sales of Snapdragon chips will be impacted by "the increased impact of customer share shifts within the premium tier, which will reduce our sales of our integrated Snapdragon processors and skew our product mix towards modem chipsets in this tier." Another issue is whether Samsung will use a Snapdragon SoC for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The Snapdragon 805 is under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in some regions.
For Qualcomm's fiscal second quarter it shipped 233 million MSM processor chips, a 24% gain from last year's fiscal second quarter. Devices sold with Qualcomm chips inside during the three month period increased 30% to as many as 388 million units. Revenue from these sales totaled $75.8 billion, 14% higher than last year. The average selling price of these devices came to $193-$199.
For the quarter, Qualcomm took in $6.9 billion and reported net income of $1.1 billion, down 46% from last year's figure.