The latest revelations show that one of Huawei's main domestic competitors OPPO is actively developing its chip manufacturing capabilities, including securing top engineering talent from suppliers.
According to japan's economic news report, OPPO recruited technical executives from mediatek. In the context of Sino-US friction, so as to reduce the risk that mobile phone semiconductor procurement depends on American enterprises.
According to the latest report released by IDC, China's smartphone market shipped about 66.6 million units in the first quarter of 2020, down 20.3 percent from a year earlier.
According to the report, Huawei ranked first with 42.6% market share, and vivo (18.1%) and oppo (17.8%) ranked second and third respectively. Xiaomi ranked fourth with a 10.6% share and apple fifth with a 7.6% share.
The world's top five smartphone makers in the fourth quarter of 2019 were apple (20%), samsung (18.8%),Huawei(15.2%), xiaomi (8.9%), OPPO(8.3%)..
It is understood that unlike apple and other U.S. companies, which highly rely on OEM assembly, oppo mobile phones have up to 85% of their own assembly production, except in China, India and other countries have their own mobile phone production lines.
At present, oppo's mobile processor mainly comes from Qualcomm and MediaTek. After the US upgraded its export restrictions, reducing its dependence on US enterprises has become a common issue for all Chinese mobile phone manufacturers.
Of course, self-developed chips are not overnight. Huawei Hisilicon has been successful for several years, and millet pinecones have been stranded for only one generation.
Even if oppo recruits experienced teams, it may take years to achieve results, the report said.