It’s no secret that Samsung uses both its own Exynos chipset as well as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon. Our most recent MOVR (Mobile Overview Report) 2017 Q2, found various versions of the Exynos chipsets account for 73%, whereas Snapdragon accounts for 24%.
The most popular chipset, the Exynos 8890, is used in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Despite Samsung’s effort to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm and its patents, the Snapdragon continues to appear in various Samsung models.
The Snapdragon 835 is the chipset in Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S8. The Snapdragon 801 is the most popular Qualcomm chip, appear in various versions of the older Galaxy S5. We will continue to monitor if Snapdragon chipsets will be used in the upcoming Google Pixel 2 as rumored in Phandroid.
The Apple A4 was the first time Apple designed their own chipset not rebranding other chipsets like Samsung. However, they are reversing this trend with their A12 chipset for the iPhone 9, which will be interesting to follow in case there are any noticeable differences in chipset manufacturing.
Apple’s most popular chipset, the A9, has 36.1% and appears in the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and SE. The A10 Fusion, with 25.8%, appears in the iPhone 7 and 7Plus. We will continue to monitor chipsets as Apple adds new models.