More MediaTek mobiles? Processor shortage could hurt Qualcomm, according to Chinese sources


Will 2021 be the year of MediaTek?

When choosing a smartphone, we can find them with several types of processors. The best known we already know, Qualcomm and MediaTek.

The first is possibly the best known chip manufacturer in the world and that MediaTek is not far behind. However, the Snapdragon are usually the processors that most manufacturers choose when building their high-end. An example, the Snapdragon 888.

However, the US company could be in "trouble." The market is somewhat short of processors so the firm cannot meet the high demand for them, something that certainly seems like it could come in handy for the Taiwanese of MediaTek.

We could see a rebound in smartphones with MediaTek processors

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Snapdragon 888, Qualcomm's new benchmark processor.

We read in Gizchina that Qualcomm is having more than one problem manufacturing its processors.

As you well know, 2020 has been a pretty tough year for the mobile phone market. Not only have the sales not been as expected, but there has also been a crisis of components, including processors and / or chips.

Qualcomm is one of those that is suffering the most. According to internal sources, the current delivery time of the materials to manufacture the processors has been extended to 30 weeks. What's more, even the production of processors for 5G mobiles would have been paralyzed for the time being.

All this has caused many companies like Xiaomi and even OPPO to go to MediaTek which will cause the production of smartphones with the Snapdragon 888 to plummet. while smartphones with MediaTek will increase considerably.

MediaTek would replace Snapdragon processors with its Dimensitity 1000 chip and what's more, it seems that its evolution, the Dimensity 2000 would be seen sometime in the second quarter of this year.

2021 the year of MediaTek? Only time will tell.

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