Surprise! The 5 most popular phones are powered by neither Snapdragon, nor MediaTek

Surprise! The 5 most popular phones are powered by neither Snapdragon, nor MediaTek
If you read tech blogs, you would be left with the impression that Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets, and the up-and-coming MediaTek processors are ubiquitous in the smartphone world, while handsets without one of those in, are outliers.

Research firm Strategy Analytics ran its thorough analysis of the mobile phone industry for the last quarter, and amongst all the market share movers and shakers is tucked this bombshell - none of the top 5 most popular phones in Q2 is powered by these two omnipresent chipset families. 

It's an interesting statistics, but hardly surprising, though - out of the five most popular smartphones by model we have two made by Samsung, and two by Apple, as well as one by Huawei, and these companies all have their own custom chipset lines to rely on. Samsung eschewed the overheating Snapdragon 810 for the homegrown Exynos 7420 in the Galaxy S6, and never looked back. Apple has its custom AX line, and both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outfitted with the A8 edition, while Huawei uses a Kirin CPU portfolio of its own making, too. 

Bummer for Qualcomm and MediaTek, but there are still hundreds of handsets that are using their silicon, so they shouldn't be shedding tears over the drawing board. Hear, hear.


Source: StrategyAnalytics (paywall)

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13 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

Exynos 7420 ftw!

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

You Know it!!!!!

8. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Nope, Exynos M1 FTW!

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Huawei!

9. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Yeah, more competition = Benefit for us

4. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

fire has burned the dragon. I feel afraid of buying sd810 devices. I hope LG will be able to put small fan in LG G4 and will not opt for throtling

5. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

It was not the dragon. Fire cannot kill the dragon.

11. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I think I didnt say that fire has killed the dragon. dragon is burned but still alive and will come back with sd820

6. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

SD 810 -- 2015 FlagshipS killer...

7. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

Exynos with TouchWiz has proven to be a most aggravating combination.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Winning combination. There I fixed it for you.

10. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Dont play with fire!

12. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Healthy competition and healthy choices in SOCs = lower prices? Me like!

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