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Rumor | OPPO first-gen smartphone-grade processor on track to launch in 2024

The MariSilicon X. (Source: OPPO)
The MariSilicon X. (Source: OPPO)
OPPO has reportedly succeeded in its aim to develop its own application processor for mobile devices. Therefore, the company may be ready to release smartphones with this first-party chipset in the next few years. The breakthrough would put the Android OEM on par with a handful of others such as Google with its Tensor silicon.

OPPO has recently asserted that its first-party chipset goals were not a flash in the pan by unveiling the MariSilicon Y as a follow-up to its inaugural X.

While those 2 products are a dedicated audio processor and an AI-geared image signal processor respectively, their successor just might be a fully-fledged application processor (or AP), along the same lines as the Axx Bionic or Tensor chipsets.

The OEM has been rumored to have this chipset ready to control its first smartphone ready by 2024; now, the famous leaker Ice Universe has reiterated this timeline in their latest post on the subject. OPPO has reportedly recruited "thousands of people" to this end.

This report has led to speculation that the putative first-gen AP will be able to compete in its market, as it will be made on TSMC's 3 nanometer (nm) node, mostly as the MariSilicon X is a 6nm chip from the same source.

It may or may not integrate the new, open-source Dimensity 5G Open Resource Architecture from MediaTek (another often TSMC-affiliated chip-design company), in addition to ISPs and other components that could well be in-house by then.

Accordingly, OPPO could be ready to join others such as Samsung, Apple or Google in the next 2 years.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-12-30 (Update: 2022-12-30)