It has been rumored for a couple of years now that Xiaomi is interested in making its own application processor. We recently picked up on a report which claimed that Xiaomi could launch the “Pinecone” processor as early as this month and now the company has officially confirmed this. The Xiaomi Pinecone processor launch has been confirmed for February 28th. Xiaomi confirmed this by releasing a poster through its Weibo account.
No technical specifications of the company’s first Pinecone processor are available at this point in time so it remains to be seen how it stacks up against the competition. According to reports, Xiaomi is going to introduce this chip with the Mi 5C that’s due in the coming weeks.
Reports also suggest that the company’s new SoC is going to come in two variants – the V670 and V970 – with the former using four Cortex-A53 big cores and four Cortex A-53 small cores while being coupled to a Mali-T860 MP4 graphics processor. The higher-end V970 is reportedly going to arrive in the fourth quarter of this year and might be made up of four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores with a minimum clock speed of 2.0Ghz and a Mali G71 MP12 GPU.
None of this has been officially confirmed so take this with a grain of salt until Xiaomi makes the official announcement on February 28th at the Beijing National Convention Centre in China.
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