27 Apr Xiaomi to Rival top chipset makers, Plans to launch its own chips
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi will reportedly launch its own budget mobile application processor (APU) called Rifle. It will surely challenge top mobile chipset makers such as Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung, and etc.
“Xiaomi plans to release its in-house Rifle-dubbed mobile APUs at a company event, which has been set to take place (in) May,” a component partner told the publication.
The company didn’t revealed specifications such as clock speed, a number of cores, accompanied GPU and the fabrication technology of the ‘Rifle’ processor but the company is expected to reveal the information in the upcoming event.
Xiaomi to take on Qualcomm, Samsung in processor chips
Xiaomi is currently manufacturing not only smartphones but also many types of other smart gadgets. The company has previously used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in its devices. But, why is the company planning to build its own processors? There are many advantages for Xiaomi if and when it starts making its own processors, such as
- Reduce the cost of making smartphones
- Give Xiaomi more control over the hardware
- Stealing business from suppliers top mobile chipset makers like Samsung and Qualcomm.
As per reports, Xiaomi is expected to launch this Rifle chipset on May 10 along with Mi Band 2 and MIUI 8 in Beijing.