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In the Pixel 6 At the launch event, Google described the capabilities of its in-house tensor chip in detail and joins Samsung and Huawei as Android smartphone manufacturer make your own mobile phone chips. It is now reported that Oppo could join them too to reduce its dependence on Qualcomm.
According to a report by Nikkei Asia, Oppo is expected to work on high-end mobile chips for its flagship smartphones. Like Google, Oppo could do this to gain more control over the core components. The tensor chip enables Google to improve his AI skills in the camera department and ensure several years of security updates. Oppo’s mobile chips could offer capabilities similar to the flagship devices. It would also reduce the company’s reliance on other semiconductor manufacturers like Qualcomm and MediaTek. Makes this chip message Qualcomm’s Red Flag tweet particularly ironic and a sign of troubled waters for the company.
"We decided to develop our own smartphone SoC instead of using Snapdragon" 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩
– Snapdragon (@Snapdragon) October 13, 2021
Though Oppo hasn’t released any details about its chip yet, the report claims the company plans to launch its in-house SoC by 2023 or 2024. In addition, Oppo would like to use TSMC’s 3nm manufacturing process for its customers chips. Oppo is also reportedly working on custom AI algorithms and ISPs for its smartphone cameras.
Commenting on the matter, OPPO told Nikkie Asia: “ahe R&D investment is aimed at improving product competitiveness and user experience. ”It’s too early to say what Oppo will bring to its devices with a custom chip. The question also arises of whether it will share the SoC with its sister companies like OnePlus and Realme. However, it is likely that we will not hear from the company on this matter anytime soon.