Device manufacturers across the globe rely on Qualcomm's chipsets to power their devices across different segments. Some of the largest Android OEMs also rely on the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs for their devices. Samsung went all Snapdragon this year for the Galaxy S23 series whereas the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip foldable remain all Snapdragon.
No surprises, then, to hear that there are an astronomical number of devices out there that are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets. The company provided an eye-opening figure during the Snapdragon Summit 2023 keynote today in Maui, Hawaii.
Qualcomm flexes its sheer dominance in this market
It was revealed at the beginning of the keynote today that there are now more than 3 billion devices across the globe that are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon. This obviously doesn't break down the devices precisely by chipset, it's more of an approximate figure, but it goes to show the sheer dominance that Qualcomm has established for itself in this space.
This figure is only going to grow following the announcement of the company's latest platforms, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for mobile and Snapdragon X Elite for PCs. The latter is noteworthy in particular, as it promises competitor crushing performance that's going to elevate Windows PCs to levels previously only possible on Apple's MacBooks.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-powered devices will be available in the near future, possibly before the end of this year. Next year, we'll see this brand new chipset arrive on Samsung's Galaxy S24 as well. There's a possibility that we may once again get an exclusive version of the chipset for Samsung's 2024 flagships, much like we did with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy this year. On the other hand, PCs powered by the Snapdragon X Elite will begin arriving in mid-2024.
Disclaimer: Qualcomm is hosting a large group of international media for the Snapdragon Summit 2023 from October 24-26 in Hawaii, including SamMobile. All opinions and analyses remain our own with Qualcomm receiving no advance preview or exercising any control over our coverage.