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King Snapdragon: Qualcomm continues to unquestionably control the world of smartphone chips

Despite the challenges, Manages to maintain, and even increase, its gap in the top of mobile processing

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A recent report from the market research firm Counterpoint announces that Qualcomm is the world's largest and most successful smartphone developer of smartphone products, even in the third quarter of 2017 - and so far there have been no significant surprises, as this was the case from the early years of the control Android system Uncompromising in the mobile world. What may surprise you is that despite Apple's large investments, And Huawei in creating increased competition for the - Its peak gap has increased slightly, in fact, compared to the same period last year.

The chip market for smart and online pocket devices generated revenues of more than $ 8 billion in the third quarter of 2017, which represented a jump of 19 compared to the third quarter of 2016, and Qualcomm was responsible for 38's share of all products sold and 42, , With a difference of more than 2 from the second place where the company's personal divisions stood , With a share value of 20 per cent.

Termination of use agreements with More allows Qualcomm to continue to dominate - even though the three major smartphone makers rarely use its products

Samsung managed to increase its popularity in fourth place with 11 percent market share versus 8 percent in 2016, and so did Huawei up eight percent of the market compared to six percent earlier - and both did so at the expense of Which managed to retain its third place, although 18's share shrunk to only 14 percent, putting its 3 status at risk for further progress.

The biggest revenue growth is of , Which transmits more and more products to be based on the chips, Her personal - followed by HiSilicon's division Which is doing a very similar move

Chinese Spreadtrum, which among other things continues the way of In the field, closes the list in sixth place in the market share of 5 percent - where these are all existing competitors in the field in practice, with the share of "everything else" (companies such as And Broadcom) drops by at least one percent of the total.

In the current situation it is difficult to imagine a future in which It won't be the first on the smartphone, in terms of the number of chips sold and in terms of revenue, even taking into account rumors and reports of manufacturers like Shiaomi and Oppo developing their own processing chips - but the report adds that in the near future the main growth engine Of the field is not expected to be the "dry" performance that we know well today, but rather alternative features of supporting new types of communication technologies, virtual reality technologies and innovative stratified realities, characteristics And even specialized processing engines for artificial intelligence.

Expect the future - many more devices with dedicated processing capabilities for computational and applied learning Based on it

In such a situation, we may still receive significant surprises, as the actors who succeed in surprising and assimilating their future developments before the others can experience a meteoric leap forward - so we really hope that Qualcomm is already preparing vigorously, and will not let success so far blind them.


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  1. Not only does it rule unchallenged, no one actually tries to compete with it. Apple is not considered that it will not sell its processors to another company and its market share is quite constant. Waui also produces only for itself, Media Tech has given up on the high-end market, and Samsung, which is the only one that seems to have the ability and will to compete on the high market, since it manufactures the Qualcomm processors will act as if they have a cartel agreement.

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