Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi looks to be experimenting with an in house designed mobile processor to be used in 2016. Traditionally smartphone makers have gone with Qualcomm, MediaTek, Leadcore and Samsung processors so this should be interesting. For now it seems the processors designed by Xiaomi will power their lower end Redmi series of mobile phones. So this seems more of a testing and development phase rather than a full on entry into the mobile processor market. We know next to nothing about the processor so speculation on power and efficiency is pointless.
We can speculate that this is a move by Xiaomi to continue to gain ground in the global mobile market space. With companies like Apple, Samsung and Huawei leading the pack, it’s important for Xiaomi to look independent and strong. Those three companies design and produce their own mobile processors so Xiaomi phones should run one designed by Xiaomi as well. It makes perfect sense though, to develop a processor around the hardware and software you run for optimum efficiency of your devices. It will be interesting to see if Xiaomi is able to pull it off and make it work, they make some nice phones and are working hard to get into the US market.
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