Despite the decline in the smartphone market, the mobile sensor market continues to rise. Sony has almost halved its share of the market. Samsung continues to threaten him.
Recently, we’ve started to see examples of Samsung’s mobile sensors that have a high resolution, but the Sony wind is still blowing in the market. The firm owns almost half of the mobile sensor market.
Today, a single camera sensor on phones is no longer enough for anyone. Cameras with 3 or 4 sensors are getting more attention as consumers sneer at even two. The mobile sensor market is also on the rise, as the average number of cameras on a phone has risen to more than two.
According to analysis by Strategy Analytics, the mobile sensor market has reached a width of $15 billion. Year-on-year, smartphone sales fell 8.8 percent, but the mobile sensor market grew 13 percent.
Sony has a 46 percent share of the market and is up 2 points year-on-year. Samsung has a 29 percent share and is down 3 points. The OmniVision brand has a 10 percent share and all other brands have a 15 percent share.
Huawei’s weakening of the market will have a bad effect on Sony. There may be some reduction in Sony’s share during the year, but as the number of sensors in phones increases, opportunities in the market will continue.