Sony Dominates Smartphone Image Sensor Market with 50% Revenue Share

by Jeffrey Mathews | Aug 22, 2019

The global market for smartphone image sensors reached $10.7 billion in CY2018, according to the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, “Smartphone Image Sensor Market Share CY2018: Sony Captures 50 Percent Revenue Share.” (View report)

Sony Semiconductor maintained its smartphone image sensor market share leadership with 50.1 percent revenue share in CY2018, followed by Samsung System LSI and Omnivision, with 29.0 and 7.9 percent revenue share respectively.

Jeffrey Mathews
, Analyst at Strategy Analytics says “Sony drove its revenue on the back of strong image sensor portfolio presence among the top five smartphone OEMs. Sony’s IMX series of sensors featured in most of the flagship smartphones launched last year and will continue to do so in the second half of 2019 too. The vendor continues to focus on shifting to a high value product mix of sensors. At the same time, Samsung LSI drove image sensor shipments in entry-mid tier smartphones with its ISOCELL sensors and is expected to challenge Sony for the leadership in the smartphone image sensor market in 2019”. 

According to Stuart Robinson, Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service, “Strategy Analytics expects the smartphone image sensor market to witness a shift towards high resolution and large format sensors as smartphone OEMs are increasingly looking to differentiate their devices with superior camera technological improvements such as triple and quad image sensors, optical zoom, folded optics and low light capture capabilities”.

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