Earlier today (8th December 2021), Oppo had officially announced that it is working on its first self developed chip. Now, a new report from a tipster has claimed that the chip will be based on TSMC‘s 6nm process technology and might be launching soon.
A known tipster @数码闲聊站 on Weibo (a Chinese microblogging website) shared new information related to the company’s upcoming self developed chipset. While the Chinese smartphone brand did not not share any specifics regarding this chip, the tipster revealed some key details. As per the social media post, the new proprietary chipset in question will be an NPU (Neural Network Processing Unit). The tipster added that this new chipset will also offer new imaging solutions and will be arriving in smartphones soon as well.
Similarly, Huawei had also launched its HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset back in 2017, which also featured an NPU for the first time. Now, it seems that Oppo is also following this move for its own self developed chipset. Notably, Digital Chat Station claimed that the new chip will not be exclusive to Oppo smartphones alone, and will even include OnePlus models as well. For those unaware, the former had merged with the latter earlier this year, with both brands being collectively known as Oujia.
The tipster stated that phones from Oujia will feature these new chips that will also be based on TSMC’s (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co) 6nm chip processing technology. Unfortunately, this is all the information we have at the moment but keep in mind that this report is still unconfirmed as of right now, so take it with a grain of salt.