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