While most of the companies are inter-dependent to each other, there are a few tech giants who want to be self-dependent for their needs. Until now, Samsung, Huawei, and Apple have its own chipsets that they use in their smartphones or supply to other companies, it looks like Vivo is also developing its own chipset to reduce its dependency on foreign technology.
A Weibo post by Digital Chat Station has revealed that Vivo is working on its own chipset(s). The leakster posted two images that reveal Vivo applied for trademarks for “Vivo Chip” and “Vivo SoC” that were filed back in September 2019.
Although these images don’t reveal much about the company’s own chipset, it gave us an idea that the company could be working on to reveal its own chipset. There is also a possibility that its chipsets may not be designed for use in mobile phones but for other smart devices it plans to release. There is no clarity on that.
Also, there are no specific details with respect to Vivo’s plans for its chipset business and it is hard to say when the first one will be announced. However, we can expect to see the company’s own chipset by next year or so.
Following Huawei’s US predicament, Chinese manufacturers have been investing more in developing local technology so that they can reduce dependency on foreign technology. As of now, Vivo’s phones are either powered by Qualcomm, MediaTek, and even Samsung chips. So, the company wants to make its own chipset to reduce the manufacturing cost as well as reliance on others.