Sony Leads Smartphone Image Sensor Market in H1 2022: Strategy Analytics

Sony Leads Smartphone Image Sensor Market in H1 2022: Strategy Analytics

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Source: Strategy Analytics' Handset Component Technologies Service

Boston, MA—The global smartphone image sensor market clocked a total revenue of $6.4 billion. This according to the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, Smartphone Image Sensor Market Share Q2 2022: Demand Continues to Weaken.

“The market for smartphone image sensors witnessed a slowdown in multicamera adoption; owing to declining smartphone demand and inventory within the customer supply chain during the period,” commented Jeffrey Mathews, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics.

“Sony drove its share in the market with partnerships with leading smartphone OEMs for large-sized and high-resolution image sensor products. Moreover, Samsung continued to lead high-resolution demand by supplying 200MP CIS products to customers. Omnivision saw share loss due to pandemic-induced customer disruptions in China.”

Smartphone Image Sensor Market Data

The research finds that the market for smartphone sensors experienced a decline of more than 5% year-over-year in H1 2022. However, Sony Semiconductor Solutions captured the top spot with 44% revenue share. It was followed by Samsung System LSI as well as OmniVision in the period. smartphone image sensor market-Strategy_Analytics-Logo

What’s more, Sony, Samsung and OmniVision captured nearly 83% revenue share in the global smartphone sensor market. In terms of smartphone multi-camera applications, image sensors for depth and macro applications dropped to 26% share. However, those for ultrawide applications jumped to 20% share.

“As demand momentum continues to struggle, OEMs are expected to drive opportunities in positioning smartphones with high-end and premium imaging capabilities,” added Stephen Entwistle, vice president of the Strategic Technologies Practice at Strategy Analytics.

“The introduction of flagship smartphones featuring high-resolution cameras provides a short-term improvement for the smartphone sensor market.”

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