According to news earlier this year, Xiaomi in the pine cone electronic failure, has abandoned the project of self-research AP, turned to the development of relatively low threshold of Bluetooth, RF chips and other peripheral components, and gradually expand the technical control of their own products. Xiaomi’s switch to IoT chips is actually in line with their AIoT strategy, but this means that the S1 chip becomes the sole seed of Xiaomi’s self-research chip business. After giving up its self-research chip business, the news suggests Xiaomi will take the path of joint customization.
According to Weibo digital blogger Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi will work in depth with MediaTek, and after the Tianyi 820 processor, Xiaomi and MediaTek have customized the Dimensity 1000 series processor, as well as other custom chips. According to the current situation, Xiaomi and MediaTek customized that Tianyi 820 processor, compared to the “public version” of the Sky 800, mainly for the four large core of the main frequency and GPU frequency to improve, theoretically can bring performance improvement.
According to this custom strategy, Xiaomi United MediaTek’s customized chip, presumably similar to Qualcomm’s original processor and Plus’s version of the processor. Prior to that, Xiaomi had customized the Helio G90T processor when it released the Redmi Note 8 Pro last year, and the product had done well.
After giving up the self-research chip business, Xiaomi can save an upfront research and development cost, and through such a customized strategy, can also bring a certain competitive advantage to their products. But compared with Apple’s A-Series and Huawei’s Kirin chips, such customizations are also a bit more limited, with fewer features of autonomy.