Despite having had to deal with the distrust of users towards its processors due to a past that is not exactly rosy, MediaTek has managed to make up for it in 2020 and even a exceed in terms of sales the first chipmaker in the world: Qualcomm. This is testified by the latest report published by Counterpoint Research, which highlights the dominance of the Chinese chipmaker on the chipset market.
MediaTek managed to gain an overall market share of 31% , while Qualcomm only reached 29%. An opposite result compared to last year, when Qualcomm had a 31% share and MTK was stuck at 26%. The credit especially goes to producers like OPPO, Xiaomi and iQOO, which have marketed smartphones of great thickness with its on-board processors.
But the quality of the new MediaTek processors in the series also contributed to this achievement Dimensions, all with connectivity 5G, ranging from the mid-range to the top of the range. It starts with low-cost models such as Dimensity 720, 800 and 800U that we have seen on board devices of the caliber of OPPO A73 5G e Realm 7 5G (and which have also brought 5G to the economic range), up to the very powerful Dimensity 1000+ on board Oppo Reno5 Pro e Realme X7 Pro.
The chipmaker's reputation can only improve considerably following this result, but Qualcomm will not stand by and this rivalry will benefit the end consumer. In the subsequent positions of the chipmaker ranking published by Counterpoint we find Huawei's HiSilicon, followed by Samsung's Exynos, Apple's SoCs and finally by Unisocs.