Sony Mobile will reportedly follow Apple, Samsung and Huawei to develop its own mobile processor for its Xperia smartphones, according to a report from DigiTimes. The report also says that LG will also introduce its own processor. LG NUCLUN 2 processor was already spotted on GeekBench few months back, confirming its existence, after the company’s failed attempt with the Odin chipset.
According to DigiTimes’ sources, Taiwan-based IC design service provider Global Unichip has landed AP development orders from Asia-based handset vendors.
Samsung recently introduced Exynos 8 Octa 8890 14nm 64-bit processor with custom CPU cores that will likely power the upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone. Huawei introduced its own Kirin 950 Octa-Core 16nm chipset that is expected to power the upcoming Ascend Mate 8 flagship smartphone.
Qualcomm and MediaTek are the top chipset manufacturers for smartphones and tablets currently, in-house chipsets from these top OEMs may affect sales of these AP vendors in 2016, says the report, citing its sources. These are just rumors without any solid sources, so take it with a pinch of salt.