10 December 2019
A trademark application filed by Oppo suggests that the company may be developing a mobile processor in-house. According to the application, spotted by LetsGoDigital, Oppo Mobile has filed a trademark for the name Oppo M1.
Under the goods and services category, the application enlists "Smartphone chips (integrated circuits), multiprocessor chips." Also, the Oppo M1 trademark description reads, “Chips [integrated circuits]; Semiconductor chips; Computer chips; Multiprocessor chips; Electronic chips for the manufacture of integrated circuits; Biochips; Smartphones; Cell phones; Screens,” enough to tell it is about a new mobile processor.
There have been speculations on Oppo developing its own smartphone processor and this trademark comes as a substantial proof of the same. The company is also said to have taken several former engineers from Spreadtrum and MediaTek.
The trademark application which has been submitted to EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) holds no specifications of the processor. And this point when we have nothing to start with, it is difficult to even assume the specifics. But being an in-house processor, expect to experience some customized and better-optimized abilities that could help in unlocking several possibilities. Also, we are unable to guess if Oppo is planning to introduce the M1 on a completely new series or the existing Reno series.
It is expected Oppo will make use of the MWC 2020 or MWC Shanghai to introduce its first smartphone processor. However, it could also be a separate or a special event arranged for the processor in the coming year.
We expect to hear more about the Oppo M1 in the coming days. So come back to grab more details.