OPPO is one of the biggest phone companies in the world with a product portfolio that covers all categories. The manufacturer is also a pioneer when it comes to designs and technologies. Now OPPO is taking things a step further by developing its own mobile processor called the OPPO M1.

First reported by LetsGoDigital, OPPO Mobile filed a trademark application on November 20 at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The trademark description says it is for or related to a mobile processor.

Based on this, OPPO will be joining the likes of Samsung, Huawei, Apple, and Xiaomi whom all have their own mobile processors. It has been reported that OPPO has poached several engineers from Unisoc (Spreadtrum) and MediaTek.

There are no details about the specifications of the OPPO M1 yet but there are speculations we may find out more early next year. LetGoDigital says OPPO may reveal details about the processor at MWC 2020 or at next year’s edition of Semicon China scheduled to hold in March. It is also reported that it may be much later in the year, specifically during Mobile World Congress Shanghai.

OPPO has invested a lot in research and development, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise. However, OPPO’s entry into the chip business will definitely bring big changes to its products. An in-house chip can ensure better communication between its products just as Apple’s products work better with each other.

Earlier this year, we reported that OPPO has plans to make its own smartwatch and smart audio products including headphones. With the news of the development of its own mobile SoC, things are sure to get more interesting in the near future.