What you need to know
- Oppo is rumored to be working on its own chipset for smartphones.
- The Chinese phone maker will reportedly launch the first phone with its own processor in 2024.
- Oppo has apparently recruited thousands of people to form its own chipset division, which is said to be working on the project.
Oppo has been rumored to be developing its own smartphone chipset for quite some time, and the latest whisper suggests the company will finally launch its own processor in 2024.
according to ice universe (opens in new tab)the Chinese phone maker has assembled a new team of thousands of employees for the project. It’s not clear how, but it marks an important shift in Oppo’s business.
A new rumor suggests that Oppo wants to have more control over its smartphone business by minimizing its reliance on third-party vendors for smartphone components. Speculation was rife that the company would use TSMC’s 3nm process to mass-produce chipsets for Oppo smartphones in late 2021. Rumors at the time suggested that Oppo might launch its own in 2023 or 2024. I was planning to introduce a processor.
It seems that reducing reliance on big chip makers like Qualcomm is becoming a goal for Android OEMs. Google has been doing this for a long time, Samsung has been doing this with his Exynos line, but the South Korean tech giant is launching a new chipset division separate from Samsung LSI (which makes Exynos chipsets). may be considering establishing a Huawei used to build its own Kirin processor, but it went out of business due to a US government ban.
Oppo’s supposed effort is not entirely unprecedented. Many of today’s best Android phones are powered by custom chips, such as the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 lineup that use Google’s Tensor chips. In some parts of the world, Samsung’s existing Galaxy flagship devices feature his Exynos chipset (except those sold in the US), but this is set to change soon.
The company is no stranger to building chipsets in-house, either. Oppo’s Find X5 series debuted with the company’s first custom his processor, his MariSilicon X imaging NPU. So it wouldn’t be too surprising if Oppo starts producing its own smartphone his chip next year.