Anonymous, 20 Feb 2016The phone will smoke the competitors. And I do mean...smoke.i'd like to see the smoke, too, comes underneath the frame. hahaha
All xiaomi bootloaders have been locked in 2016... but at least it won't suffer X10 wifi disconnecting problem, if xiaomi makes their own chip, it can be fixed immediately
Umm, I wonder... xiaomi is so popular right now on low/mid range because of the customization, the simple yet really pleasant features they provide in their UI and the great performance they are providing in that range due to mediatek chips being so good for so low price, thing that only a few chips have achieved and most of them are not so reliable. So I wonder if Xiaomi will actually do better in low-med range using their own chips.
On the other side, I don't think they will start using their own Soc without having a plan.
Well... the time will have the last word.
they bought leadcore so the already have their own chipset company all they have to do is further develop the soc
Not the 3rd manufacturer but the 4th,to use their own SOC. LG had their 'G3 Screen' with the Nuclun SOC in 2014 itself and will launch the Nuclun 2 this year.
Lol, 20 Feb 2016Can these be trusted not to peek or send data on the quiet?In general yes, except for your data. The Chinese government considers your data of utmost national importance so the chip has been designed specifically to leak all your data to China.
Lol, 20 Feb 2016Can these be trusted not to peek or send data on the quiet?Why? Can all others be trusted to not send your data to (fill 3 letter agency here)?
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2016bad idea!! please don't xiaomi.. or you will end up like Huawei Yep that would be bad. Huawei who grew % wise better than any Android phone maker for the wholde of last year whilst using their own chips in phones that they sell across the world yep bad idea Lol
Please update your article LG also has their own chipsets they use for some low/mid range phones so Xiaomi is the 5th vendor to do so not the 4th.
they are making SoC
wish they make 2xA72+2xA53/35 with decent gpu
or just even 2xA72 with better governor/power management
sick with slow octacore with SHITTY gpu
Great, now it will be even harder to get them to release the kernel source.
please make sure your gpu is good, for some reason gpu's dont get enough spotlight
Good to hear Xiaomi has the money to develop its own chip set, they will have high control on the OS and kernel. It will be behind in the first few years, and then great chip will come. See Huawei is great example.