SA: Apple dominated tablet market in 2019, Qualcomm a distant second

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Strategy Analytics posted an analysis on the 2019 tablet application processor market. Apple got 44% of the $1.9B pie thanks to the dominance of the iPad in the niche. Of course A-series processors are quite expensive so the actual share of sold tablets is somewhat lower, but Apple slates are still the runaway leader.

Qualcomm and Intel got 16% each – the first one mostly thanks to its partnerships with various Android OEMs, while the second because of its strong positions in the Windows tablet market. Mediatek and Samsung are also in the game, rounding up the Top 5. SA: 44% of sold tablets in 2019 have Apple chipset

Two companies that increased their sales were HiSilicon, Huawei’s chip division, and Samsung LSI. They grew on a yearly basis for two major reasons – one is brand loyalty and properly working internal ecosystem, while the other is “cellular integration capabilities”, meaning support for LTE and 5G.


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