The only smartphone manufacturers that possessed their own mobile processors were Apple, Huawei, and Samsung. Recently, Google began working with Samsung’s System LSI division to develop its own smartphone chipsets. Even though LG and Xiaomi worked on the issue, they never released products for the mass market that used their own processors. Another smartphone manufacturer is apparently working on its own chipsets right now.
OPPO is creating its own smartphone chipsets, and the company expects to release its first model in 2024. There are apparently thousands of engineers working on the SoCs at the Chinese company. It’s possible that OPPO’s chipsets will be used by other BBK Electronics companies like OnePlus, Realme, Vivo, and iQOO. OPPO has previously created a few chipsets for smartphones that enhance wireless connectivity, smoothness of the display, and photo processing.
It is yet unknown whether OPPO will introduce its own chipset first to its entry-level or mid-range phones, or whether it would do it gradually. In the Android market, Qualcomm presently leads in terms of chip performance and efficiency for smartphones. But MediaTek is gaining ground, and its Dimensity 9000 series chips have proven to be quite effective.
The second-best Android smartphone chipset manufacturer, Samsung (System LSI), has slipped behind. In comparison to its MediaTek and Qualcomm contemporaries, the Exynos 2100 and Exynos 2200 CPUs have not been as power-efficient. Exynos chipset GPUs are also not as powerful, and under prolonged use, they throttle quickly. As a result, Samsung MX (a manufacturer of smartphones) made the decision to establish its own chipset development division with the top engineers.