By taking a cue from smartphone makers such as Huawei and Samsung that make their own processors, Chinese handset maker Oppo is now said to be working to release its proprietary mobile chipset. The processor will reportedly be used to run future Oppo models.
According to a trademark filed in EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), Oppo’s chip will be called Oppo M1. People familiar with the matter say that Oppo reported on Thursday that Speadtrum’s engineers as well as MediaTek have been hired to work on the M1 chip, Let’s Go Digital reported.
No information has been given about the Oppo M1 right now or whether it will be offered from Oppo’s parents BBK Electronics to other smartphone manufacturers including other smartphone brands.
While Huawei, Samsung and Apple are successfully making mobile chips for their use, Xiaomi seems to have given up after just one chip – the Surge S1 – which was released in 2017. It will be interesting to see what will be the fate of Oppo’s effort.
Let’s Go Digital has speculated that we may hear about the Oppo M1 chip at next year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Oppo is also working to offer 5G services on all smartphones in 2020, which can cost upwards of $ 420, which is around Rs 30,000.
Meanwhile, the Chinese smartphone maker wants to make India a global export hub.