Apple, Huawei and Samsung were the only smartphone brands to have their own mobile processors. Recently, Google began developing its own smartphone chipsets in partnership with Samsung’s System LSI division. Although LG and Xiaomi have done some work in this area, they have never made mass market products with their own processors. Now, we will see another smartphone brand develop its own chipsets.
It will hit the market in 2024!
According to Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), OPPO is developing its own smartphone chipsets, and its first smartphone with an in-house chipset is expected to be released in 2024. The Chinese firm reportedly has thousands of engineers working on SoCs. It’s possible that other BBK Electronics brands, including OnePlus, Realme, Vivo, and iQOO, are using OPPO’s chipsets. To date, OPPO has developed several chipsets for smartphones that improve camera processing, screen fluidity and wireless connectivity. So he has experience in this field.
It is not yet clear whether OPPO will bring the in-house chipset directly to its high-end phones or start with its affordable and mid-range devices. Qualcomm is currently the absolute best in the Android segment for smartphone chipset performance and efficiency. That said, MediaTek is getting close to it, and its Dimensity 9000 series chips are pretty impressive.
Samsung (System LSI), which once ranked 2nd in the Android smartphone chipset space, is lagging behind. The Exynos 2100 and Exynos 2200 chips were not as power efficient as their MediaTek and Qualcomm counterparts. The GPUs inside Exynos chipsets aren’t that powerful either, and they lose power fast under load.