Xiaomi may no longer be the King of the Chinese OEM market after being overtaken by Huawei but the company is still on a roll. It’s not stopping until it gets its crown back and one way to go further in business is by making its own processor. The tech company has been rumored to introduce an in-house processor and looks like it’s happening very soon.
Earlier this year, Xiaomi is believed to be manufacturing its own chips that will be used in budget-friendly devices to be announced in H2. We’re already in the 4th quarter, still the second half but still nothing yet. Well, it might be available soon as some references on the upcoming Xiaomi Meri have been sighted. The new smartphone was recently benchmarked on AnTuTu and Geekbench and listed with the following specs: 5.5-inch screen, 1080 pixel resolution, 3GB RAM, unknown 1.4GHz octa-core CPU, Mali-T860 GPU, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
While this news may mean Xiaomi is expanding, it poses as bad news for Mediatek and Qualcomm who are two of the top suppliers in the market today. It appears that the chipset is already being tested especially since the mysterious Xiaomi Meri has been getting single and multi-core scores already.
The Xiaomi Meri is believed to be under testing for now so let’s wait and see for official announcement from the Chinese company highlighting the new Meri Android smartphone.