Samsung and Oppo are planning to switch to dedicated silicon chips to rival Apple’s A-series chipsets in the iPhone, according to recent reports.

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Earlier this year, Chinese smartphone brand Oppo launched its first dedicated silicone chip, the MariSilicon X image processor, in the Find X5. Now, the company’s chip design team is developing an application processor (AP) and a full-on-chip custom system (SoC) for future Oppo devices. IT Home reports. Like Apple’s custom silicon chips, Oppo is looking to TSMC to manufacture its chips.

IT Home It is suggested that Oppo will launch its own custom AP, made using the TSMC 6nm process, in 2023. This is said to be followed by a full SoC, integrating AP and modem, manufactured using the TSMC 4nm process, in 2024. The chips may not be comparable to the offerings It is more than Qualcomm and Mediatek in terms of efficiency and manufacturing processes, but it can be adopted into entry-level mobile products first before increasing market penetration over time.

at the same time, News 24 It was reported that Samsung’s president of smartphones, Roh Tae-moon, said at the company’s city council meeting, “We will make the AP unique to the Galaxy.” The push for custom silicon chips is said to be driven by GPS issues and poor thermal performance caused by the Exynos 2200 chip in the latest Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphones. Samsung hopes that unlike Apple, it will be able to take multiple considerations into account with its dedicated chips rather than just putting performance first.

The move appears to be part of a trend of increasing ambition from Android smartphone brands to compete more directly with Apple and become the world’s largest smartphone brand, with Oppo making plans to compete aggressively in the high-end smartphone market and Xiaomi pledging a “war of life and death” against Apple.

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