Xiaomi could have its own mobile processors as soon as early 2016

Xiaomi could have its own mobile processors as soon as early 2016

Xiaomi - China's no.1 smartphone maker, and one of the world's top five handset manufacturers - is reportedly getting ready to start using own-designed mobile processors. Most likely developed in collaboration with China-based chipmaker Leadcore, Xiaomi's own processors would certainly help the company be less dependent on Qualcomm and MediaTek. Right now, almost all of Xiaomi's smartphones are powered by CPUs made by the two companies, with the exception of the Redmi 2A, which uses a Leadcore chipset.

According to Chinese website CN Beta, Xiaomi could launch its own processors as soon as early 2016. As previously reported, for the beginning, Xiaomi will likely use its own chipsets only in low-end devices, starting with future Redmi smartphones.

Last year, Xiaomi released two Redmi handsets: the Redmi 1S, and the Redmi Note. In early 2015, the company introduced the Redmi 2, and it's said that a Redmi Note 2 should be launched later this year. Since Xiaomi's own processors aren't expected to be available before 2016, the Redmi Note 2 could be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor.

source: CN Beta (translated) vi GizmoChina

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6 Comments

1. Plutonium239

Posts: 1138; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Leadcore, yeah that's a really confidence inspiring name for a chip.[/sarcasm]

4. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Yes this could happen coz Xiaomi has recently took a Qualcomm senior exec. To join Xiaomi.

2. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

They'll have their own version of the same ARM cores everyone else uses huh? /mindblown

3. Tziggy14

Posts: 621; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

More profit losses for Qualcomm. Yayyyyyyyy.

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Ax by Xiaomi A9 coming soon

6. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

One step closer to being Apple.

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