Sony is the market leader in optical sensors for smartphones. The company has earned leadership for a long time, and so far, no one claims to the throne, but new data from Strategy Analytics indicate that Samsung is actively increasing its share.
According to the first quarter results, Sony occupied 46% of the market, and Samsung – 29%. Another 10% at OmniVision. For comparison, last year Sony had more than 50% of the market, while Samsung was only 20%.
Analysts believe that the Japanese giant will face increasing pressure from competitors due to losing one of its largest customers, Huawei.
In general, the market for image sensors for smartphones grew by 13% over the year.