INTRO: Xiaomi’s efforts to specialize in its own chipsets didn’t quite begin. The company had launched its first homegrown chip that was– Surge S1 back in the year 2017. The Chinese smartphone giant was performing on its next-generation Surge S2, but it never made its thanks to the market. Now, if reports are to be believed Xiaomi is partnering with MediaTek for custom 5G chips.
According to tipster Digital Chat Station on Weibo, Xiaomi will release phones with custom 5G chips made in association with MediaTek after debuting a phone with Dimensity 1000 series chip. To recall, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro was the primary smartphone to equip MediaTek’s Helio G90T chipset and Redmi 10X introduced Dimensity 820 5G processor. Going by these reports, it won’t come as a surprise if Xiaomi partners with MediaTek for developing custom chips.
It will be interesting to ascertain what Xiaomi has planned for its custom chips. The company must have learned from its initial failed plan to enter the chip industry and will be making a far better implementation this point around, now that it’s a powerful partner like MediaTek. If Xiaomi succeeds at this point, we’d see fewer phones with Qualcomm chips from the brand within the future. We hope Xiaomi offers equivalent if less powerful specifications with its 5G chips.
With all that said, do confine mind this is often merely a rumor at now and both companies haven’t confirmed their plans for a collaboration to develop custom chips. Hence, we might recommend you’re taking this with a grain of salt and await the official confirmation to understand needless to say.