Xiaomi to release two chipsets for in-house use next year

Xiaomi to release two chipsets for in-house use next year
There has been talk that Xiaomi would be producing its own chipsets for use inside its own phones and tablets. Today, some more information about the chips has leaked out of China. Xiaomi plans on producing two different SoCs for release next year. By using its own low-end chip, Xiaomi can make its affordable Redmi branded handsets even more affordable. This can help the upstart manufacturer better compete with a host of rival smartphone producers in China, that turn out low-priced "value" handsets.

The second chipset that Xiaomi will turn-out in 2016 is aimed at the company's mid-range models. This SoC will offer an octa-core CPU. According to the source of this rumor, Xiaomi's high-end phones will still use Snapdragon chipsets from Qualcomm. So far, there has been no word on the actual specs of the chipsets.

We expect that Xiaomi will use the chips in-house only, and won't sell them to other smartphone manufacturers.

source: MyDrivers (translated) via GizmoChina

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7 Comments

1. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Hopefully they will be good.

2. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Good for them it'll allow Xiaomi to grow faster and have higher profit margins.

3. carlemillward unregistered

Seems like this Qualcomm dilemma was a wake up call for many OEMs. Samsung had Exynos as a backup plan. Huawei does not use the 800 series, but Hisilicon. Now Xiaomi is starting to make their own SoC and LG is going back to the drawing board with Nuclun/Odin. Gives us more choice.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Mediatek is catching up too.

5. carlemillward unregistered

They pretty much taking advantage of the situation, which I have much respect for them.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

helio x10 on redmi note2 is serious bang-for-buck.. but i believe xiaomi will make something better than that :P

6. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This will help them with profit margins...if S4xx cost them $10 and they can make comparable soc in-house for $9. Then it makes sense to save $1/phone, also this'll better enable them to keep up with android updates in future.

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