MediaTek beats Qualcomm and becomes the world’s largest smartphone chipset supplier, Huawei played key role
MediaTek, the world’s one of the biggest smartphone chipmaker company has now grabbed the top spot in the industry by capturing the number one spot by defeating Qualcomm for the first time.
According to the latest data coming from Omdia, MediaTek has shipped 351.8 million units of chips in 2020, which was 238 million units in 2019. MediaTek’s shipment increased by 113.8 million units or 47.8% on year in 2020, with a 27.2% market share compared to 17.2% in 2019.
This is the first time when MediaTek has throned as the biggest smartphone chipset supplier by dethroning Qualcomm for the first rank.
In terms of customers, China’s Xiaomi became the biggest user of the MediaTek chipsets with a purchase of 63.7 million smartphone units powered by MediaTek chips, compared to 19.7 million a year earlier and a direct increase of 223.3% on year in 2020.
In the list, the South Korean company, Samsung has also increased its purchase of MediaTek chipset as there are 43.3 million powered Samsung phones were sold in 2020.
However, there’s one company that has played a major role in turning down the tables for Qualcomm, which is the Chinese tech giant Huawei. Following the U.S. ban, Huawei started using MediaTek chips, which led other smartphone makers to diversify their supply chain and prohibited depending on a single supplier.
“Mostly important for MediaTek’s growth in 2020 was in key price segments for MediaTek as the world was impacted by the pandemic in the first half of 2020 and the smartphone market recovered in the second half of the year,” said Zaker Li, senior analyst of wireless devices components & devices at Omdia. “Low-end and mid/low-end devices were popular with buyers. MediaTek’s ability to compete presents an alternative to Qualcomm chips in this price segment helped the company grow.”
“In 2021, MediaTek is expected to extend last year’s lead trend on smartphone chipset shipment,” Li continued. “On one hand there will be more chipset outsourcing demand from the New honor and Huawei, because of Kirin chipset will disappear in the market. On other hand, the future growth of the smartphone market is in the emerging market, more low-end smartphone need cheap smartphone, MediaTek fits that need.”
(Source – Digitimes)
Huawei P60 series and Mate X3 frame is made by BYD
Huawei P60 and Mate X3 are packed with top-notch hardware specs and it’s revealed that China’s BYD electronics made key components of these flagship phones including the frame and the rear cover.
According to the information, BYD electronics has been confirmed to make the lightweight and stylish frame for the Huawei P60 series and Mate X3 foldable phone.
Specifically, BYD made some extra efforts for the Huawei Mate X3, the company has come up with the slimmest and lightest frame, which sets a new record for weight reduction in any foldable smartphone.
Notably, BYD uses aviation-grade wing aluminum to create a light and thin foldable frame in the industry. The entire thickness of the middle frame is only 0.3mm.
On the other hand, the weight of two middle frame parts only weighs 38 grams, which is equivalent to the ordinary smartphone frame. However, the contribution of this component is crucial in reducing the weight of the entire smartphone.
Furthermore, BYD has continuously tested the hinge with the frame to ensure its stability and reliability with the waterproof ratings.
Looking at the design, BYD brought up the new fingerprint-proof rear panel, which comprises both a glass and frost feeling. The new design reflects an Ambilight effect from multiple angles when it comes in the contact with light.
To create such a design, the BYD Electronics development team formulated a verification plan for product characteristics. It uses the evaporation coating solution to successfully achieve color and performance.
BYD Electronic Company Limited is a Chinese company manufacturing handset components and assembling mobile phones for its customers. The company has also designed equipment for previous flagship devices such as Huawei Mate 50 and P50 Pro.
Huawei P60 Art is pricy? Huawei said customers are buying it fast
Huawei P60 series comes in three versions – P60, P60 Pro, and P60 Art. The last version is quite pricy and stands at 8988 yuan (1300+ USD). On that, Huawei said customers are buying the Huawei P60 Art pretty fast.
He Gang, COO of Huawei Consumer Business said that Huawei P60 Art is designed for certain types of customers and it’s already sold out during pre-sale. This shows that there are people waiting for such design innovation and grabbing it in the first place.
He Gang also said in terms of pricing, there’s no difference. The only thing that matters, is whether the customers will find it according to their preferences. This is why the P60, P60 Pro, and P60 Art are released. These are separate devices with different designs and specifications. The COO further emphasized that people can find their suitable selection and buy it right away.
Huawei P60 Art:
Compared to the standard and Pro models, the Huawei P60 Art has a unique look. The phone is designed by the Huawei Paris Institute of Aesthetics. Meanwhile, the rear camera shape is inspired by an island.
Therefore, the appearance is unmatching by the other two models. Meanwhile, the blue color options and the light reflection make it feel like an island floating on the sea.
Hence, the entire Huawei P60 Art brings a new user experience that falls under a separate customer category. He said that some consumers will like it, and others may not and this is totally fine with us.
Looking at the specifications, Huawei P60 Art equips a triple camera system of a 48MP main camera with variable aperture and XMAGE technologies. The ultra-wide angle is using a 40MP sensor to take accurate photographs. The phone has a large 5100mAh battery that you can recharge with an 88W super fast charger.
Huawei Mate X3 sales trends are awesome, production will increase
Huawei Mate X3 is a brand new foldable phone and customers have already acquired the pre-order units. Afterward, Huawei said the company is working to try to increase Huawei Mate X3 production to meet consumer demands.
During an interview, Huawei Consumer Business COO, He Gang said that Huawei Mate X3 sales trends are awesome. On the other hand, customers are really impressed with the new foldable device.
He said people want to buy this new Huawei Mate device but the production capacity of the folding phone is still limited. However, the company is working overtime to overcome these challenges. He Gang said that the company will surely increase production of the Huawei Mate X3.
The Huawei COO also said that Huawei will continue to bring better product values for the customers. Huawei firmly believes that no matter how many difficulties we encounter, with hard work we will always succeed.
“So no matter how high the mountain is, you can always reach the top if you climb up, and no matter how long the road is, as long as you walk firmly, you will definitely be able to reach it.” concluded He Gang.
Huawei Mate X3:
This new foldable phone comes with many new technologies including ultra-light diamond aluminum and lightweight carbon fiber material. These contribute to the smartphone design and helps to achieve weight cut.
That’s why, the weight of the entire device is only 239 grams and it is lighter than the iPhone 14 Pro Max. This is a significant achievement in a foldable smartphone and none of the past companies could have achieved this without massive R&D.
Huawei Mate X3 components are also a key factor in its new design. For example, the new foldable phone has ultra-thin Type-C technology. Once folded, Huawei Mate X3 is only 11.08mm thick and only 5.3 mm thin in the unfolded position.
Due to this new user experience, people want to grab a unit of this phone and test it firsthand.