Xiaomi tipped to be working on Rifle mobile processors


Xiaomi is looking forward to take on chip makers like Qualcomm and Samsung by introducing in-house chips, according to a latest report from Korea Times.

A certain official from one of Xiaomi’s component partners said that the company is going to reveal its own Application Processing Unit (APU) to power its mobile devices next month at an event. Going forward the report adds that Xiaomi plans to design the APUs using standard ARM licensed technology. However the specifications of the ‘Rifle’ processor are not known as of now.

It is said that the in-house chips will be used in budget smartphones from the company. Until now we have seen Xiaomi use chips from the likes of Qualcomm and MediaTek for its devices. In addition to selling its processors, Xiaomi will include them in its smartphones, tablets, and smart television sets. The move comes from the Chinese company as it plans to reduce dependence and expenses in using chips from outside sources.

Xiaomi is hosting an event on May 10 where it will announce the phablet Mi Max and Mi Band 2. We can expect the company to reveal more about the Rifle mobile processors at the event.


Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+