Xiaomi and Oppo would launch their first 5G smartphones with home-made SoCs this year

In recent weeks, a large number of terminals have been announced, and except for the design of the cameras, we will see very few differences in all these terminals, since at the hardware level they are the same dog with a different collar, so it is impossible that no company stands out above the other, and this would have led Chinese companies Xiaomi and Oppo to rethink this year the launch of their first 5G smartphones with custom chips manufactured in-house.

According to reports from Taiwan, Unisoc, a Shanghai-based chipmaker, would be tasked with developing these SoCs with 5G connectivity after the United States vetoed Huawei and both companies lost the possibility of diversifying their silicon supply with the HiSilicon Kirin SoC.

As indicated, it would be at the end of this year when we see these devices with home-made SoCs, and at least in the case of Xiaomi, it would be the second time to make this move, and in 2017 the company presented an SoC called Surge S1 to a 28nm manufacturing process, which only gave life to the Xiaomi Mi 5c smartphone, which was basically 8 Cortex-A53 cores with Mali-T860 graphics.

It must be remembered that Apple has already been a pioneer in this, and it was accompanied by other companies such as Huawei or Samsung, and it is that it is the only way to stand out from the competition and design SoC thinking of making the most of the strengths of the smartphone instead to access a generic SoC and try to adapt it to the device that is integrated.

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