According to Nikkei Asian Review, Oppo has just lately employed MediaTek’s former co-chief working officer Jeffery Ju and a former Xiaomi govt. Another govt engaged on MediaTek’s 5G chips is alleged to affix Oppo in a few months. In addition, Oppo is eyeing to rent senior abilities in Qualcomm and Huawei as effectively.
“Oppo has been aggressively recruiting chip talent since last year as they realized that owning the chip design capability will give it more control over its supply chain,” a supply advised Nikkei. “Developing chips, however, could mean burning a lot of money, and even if they have hired a group of experienced professionals, such efforts take years to mature.”
In response, Oppo advised Nikkei that it “already has chip-related capability” and that “any R&D investment is to strengthen its product competitiveness and user experience”.
Nikkei factors out that Oppo’s efforts to give you its personal chipset is a component of a bigger “de-Americanization” marketing campaign aimed to scale back the corporate’s dependency on US-based suppliers.
As you could be conscious already, Oppo at the moment sources its chipsets from Qualcomm and MediaTek. We should wait to see if this Oppo’s chipset finally ends up like Xiaomi’s Surge S1 or would acquire traction to assist Oppo set up itself as a possible chipset maker.