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Mediatek’s 4G Chips Shipments Increases, But It’s Not All Good News

by Habeeb Onawole 5

Mediatek and Qualcomm are the two major chip makers in the world, while we do have others such as Samsung’s Exynos and Huawei’s Kirin, majority of devices are sporting either a MTK chipset or a Snapdragon processor.

Qualcomm has always taken the lead in chip shipment in the Chinese mainland market, but analyst Pan Jiutang posted on his Weibo page that for the second quarter of this year Mediatek has claimed the top spot thanks to the success of the Helio series (save for the weak performance of the Helio  P20 which has  cost them OPPO and Vivo’s order) and more sales from online and offline brands.

pan jiutang MTK chip shipments

But the increase in shipments is not being celebrated as the company’s gross margin has dropped to its lowest level (35%) in a decade. The company is still facing issues with regards to performance, process, and average selling price. They are also still dealing with supply issues which will still show up in the second half of the year.

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Mediatek also needs to make sure they have a major breakthrough in the high-end market come 2017 or else that share of the market will be fully owned by Qualcomm.

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  • roni24

    when people said that they prefer mail over powerVR it was because helio x10, wasnt that good because of GFLOPS- come on 2 cores for GPu, and now you are doing the same stupid action, you put only 4 cores for GPU, you need to be better, its not intel z3560 from asus 2 with 4 core for GPU, you need to put more- 6 core is a must- look at the GFLOPS
    if mtk would have put 6 cores on helio x20/25 and release source code, they could have done much much much better- Qualcomm release source code, why mtk dont

    • roni24

      this tri cluster of cpu is a great idea, and i see that it works better then everybody else, all you need now is more cores on the GPU

  • Karly Johnston

    If MTK would just use the same 12 core Mali used in the Exynos they wouldn’t have this problem. You keep making cheap things you can’t charge premium prices.

  • Almy Junior

    “Helio XGamer.” SOC 2 A73 cores and 16 cores PowerVR GT7900.