Vivo may soon launch its own chipsets – Latest News

BBK-owned smartphone brand Vivo is going to launch its own chipsets, claims a report by GizmoChina. The report cites a trademark by the Chinese company for “Vivo Chip” and “Vivo SoC” that was spotted on Chinese microblogging website Weibo.

For those unaware, Vivo is the third BBK-owned brand that is said to be working on using its own chipsets as both Oppo and OnePlus have been reported to do the same in the past.

Back in February, a report by CNBeta claimed that the leadership team at Oppo has been circulating an internal memo about “Mariana Plan” that is said to be about these in-house chipsets.

The report also suggested that this committee includes technicians from Realme and OnePlus — both companies owned by BBK-Group that also owns Oppo. This amalgamation of three BBK-owned smartphone brands can be taken as a sign that these SoCs may arrive sooner rather than later.

The project is reportedly being taken care of by a committee that is being chaired by an ex-technical director at Qualcomm, Chen Yan, who is the director of the Oppo chip platform department and former head of Oppo’s software research centre.

Last year, a report by LetsGoDigital alleged that a trademark application for Oppo’s own processor, Oppo M1, filed by Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications has been discovered.

This application was reportedly submitted to the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office). The description of the trademark states, “Chips [integrated circuits]; Semiconductor chips; Computer chips; Multiprocessor chips; Electronic chips for the manufacture of integrated circuits; Biochips; Smartphones; Cell phones; Screens.” As per the report, even though Oppo has not yet confirmed about any such development, however, it has hired “several former engineers from Spreadtrum and MediaTek,”

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