Unlike Samsung, Huawei and Apple, Oppo does not own its processors. But that could soon change.
Oppo Find X2 Pro / © Presse-citron
At the time when Xiaomi was making the buzz in the world thanks to its smartphones killers of top of the range sold online, Oppo has focused on sales in physical stores in China. But little by little, the brand has made a place in Europe and America and North. And today, it is one of the main players in the smartphone market. At the same time, Oppo has implemented an increase in the range of its products and has invested a lot in R&D. Soon, Oppo might even be able to manufacture its own processors for smartphones.
In fact, contrary to Samsung, Apple and Huawei, Oppo does not own its processors. For example, the Oppo Find X2 Pro, the new high-end model from the chinese manufacturer, uses the Snapdragon 865 of the u.s. Qualcomm, but not a chip Oppo.
But that could soon change. In fact, according to the media chinese Caixing Global, the president of Oppo, Liu Bo, has confirmed that the company will develop its own processors for its electronic devices to be able to differentiate. ” We need to address with microarray technology and make this technology the key driver of our future growth “, has stated the company manager. Before this confirmation, non-official sources had already mentioned this project.
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And like Oppo, Google would also, according to the rumors, to design its own processors for smartphones Pixel in order to have more components that are optimized for its software. But for the time being, this has not been confirmed by the firm of Mountain View.
In regards to Oppo, to develop its own processors would not only allow the chinese automaker to differentiate. This should also allow it to be less dependent on its suppliers, in particular those on which the USA can have control.
As a reminder, since 2019, Huawei is sanctioned by the United States and of this fact, it cannot, for example, more pre-install the applications from Google on its smartphones. And currently, Washington also wants to threaten the supply of processors to the constructor through new sanctions that involve its supplier, taiwanese TSMC. Indeed, although TSMC is a taiwanese company, that uses american technologies to meet its orders.
Otherwise, during our test of the Oppo Find X2 Pro, we have mentioned all the qualities of this device which, at the time I write this article, is one of the best Android smartphones on the market.