Xiaomi chipset: how Xiaomi could take on Apple, Qualcomm and Samsung with its own mobile chipset
After reports came in that Google might be working on its own smartphone chip for Pixel phones, a related one has emerged, claiming that the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi it also has some plans regarding its own mobile chipset. Xiaomi has started recruiting new people to work on its chip production team who would work on a mobile chipset, according to a report from GizmoChina. The company seeks to enter the mobile chipset market that currently has large players such as Qualcomm, Apple Y Samsung. It has also reportedly started licensing negotiations with intellectual property providers.
According to the report, the first chipset that Xiaomi launches after the partnerships may not be intended for smartphones and only be peripheral. But the company plans to turn its main idea into reality after that. The company had previously dabbled in the smartphone chip market with its Surge S1 chip, back in 2017. After that, there was a huge gap and Xiaomi didn’t release any chips until this year when it introduced the Surge C1 chip for signal processing. of image. . It was a three-year effort that began when Xiaomi established a new subsidiary in 2014 for the same purpose of manufacturing mobile chips, called Beijing Songguo Electronics.
With the rumors about rivals like Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme also working on their own custom chipsets, the competition will be fierce. It depends on who manages to implement a competent chipset and how quickly. Huawei is the only Chinese player in the fray that started early with its Kirin chipsets.