August 28, 2015 6:54:22 pm
Xiaomi is reportedly working on its own independent processor. According to GizmoChina, the new chipsets are expected to launch early 2016. This could be a big blow to Qualcomm and MediaTek whose processors are seen in Xiaomi’s devices right now.
The rumours are that Xiaomi will unveil two independent processors. The first one will be a low-end chip for its Redmi series of smartphones while the second one will be a higher end octa-core chip, that will be designed for its mid-range devices.
Xiaomi’s low end devices use MediaTek processors now while mid-range and flagship devices sport Qualcomm chipsets. GizmoChina notes that, “Premium devices like the Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi 5 will most likely use Qualcomm’s flagship chipsets.”
With an independently developed processor, Xiaomi can lower the prices of its devices even further and could be a viable option for even larger audience in the low-price segment.
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