CPU: Qualcomm and MTK Roadmap and China Mobile Market

Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 870 mobile platform, with its the prime core runs at 3.2GHz, up from 3.1 GHz on the 865+ and 2.94GHz on the 865. The Snapdragon 870 still uses Kryo 585 cores, which are based on ARM’s Cortex-A77 with some in-house tweaks. (AnandTech, Android Authority, Qualcomm, GSM Arena)

MediaTek has announced Dimensity 1200 featuring one Cortex-A78 CPU clocked at 3Ghz, three Cortex-A78 CPUs at 2.6GHz, and four Cortex-A55 CPUs at 2GHz. MediaTek has also announced Dimensity 1100, which features four Cortex-A78 CPUs at 2.6GHz and four Cortex-A55 CPUs running at 2GHz. (Android Authority, MediaTek, MediaTek, GSM Arena, CN Beta)

China Market: According to CINNO Research, smartphone processor shipments in the Chinese market would be 307M in 2020, a YoY decline of 20.8% compared to 2019. Qualcomm’s shipments in China’s smartphone market shrank as much as 48.1% YoY. HiSilicon’s shipments in 2H20 suffered a setback due to US sanctions, shrinking by 17.5% year-on-year, while MediaTek and Apple took advantage of the trend. In 2H20, MediaTek’s market share has shown explosive growth, rising to 31.7%, becoming the largest smartphone processor manufacturer in China’s domestic market for the first time. (CINNO, GizChina, IT Home)


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