Qualcomm, Samsung Aim To Lead Smartphone Market With 5nm Chipsets

Qualcomm and Samsung aimed to lead the smartphone market with their 5nm chipsets.

Qualcomm and Samsung were two of the biggest mobile chipmakers and companies kept advancing their technologies with every new iteration.

These companies had announced their latest 5nm chipsets and devices powered by them were now making their way to the market.

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While Qualcomm had officially announced its latest Snapdragon 888 chipset last December, smartphones powered by the same were currently getting launched.

Xiaomi Mi 11 was the first phone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and went on sale a few days ago. iQOO 7 was also powered by Snapdragon 888 and was set to launch this week.

The Samsung Exynos 1080, on the other hand, was manufactured using the 5nm process. Also, the company was working on Exynos 2100.

Vivo X60 series smartphones — the Vivo X60 and Vivo X60 Pro — were powered by Exynos 1080.

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Samsung was set to launch Galaxy S21 series lineup on January 14 and those phones were expected to arrive powered by its Exynos 2100 chipset, which was believed to be unveiled at the same event.

Qualcomm and Samsung were trying their best in order to capitalize on the hills of Huawei’s absence due to the newly-imposed sanctions on Huawei by the United States.

In terms of total chipset shipments in the third quarter of 2020, however, MediaTek emerged as the leading brand with a 31% market.

Qualcomm and Huawei HiSilicon followed the suite with 29% and 12% market share, respectively. Samsung and Apple came in fourth and fifth with a 12% market share each.

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