Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has unveiled a new self-developed chip.
The chip is called the MariSilicon X, Reuters reports.
MariSilicon X is a neural processing unit (NPU) that improves images for video and photography taken on smartphones.
Oppo will tap Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 6-nanometre process technology to manufacture the chip.
The chip will be placed in the company’s upcoming Find X series of smartphones which is set to hit the market in early 2022.
Oppo is owned by BBK Electronics, which also owns Vivo, another top-selling Chinese smartphone brand, Reuters says.
In addition to MariSilicon X, Oppo has also developed a power management chip that it uses for some of its chargers.