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.