Smartphone maker Oppo launches its own chip for phones

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.


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