Xiaomi is getting ready to unveil the next line of flagships to succeed last year’s Mi 5 and according to the latest reports, the Chinese OEM could ditch Qualcomm and MediaTek processors in favor of in-house chipsets known as Xiaomi Pinecone.
Sometimes back, it emerged that Xiaomi Mi 5C will be the first of the company’s phones to come powered by its own Xiaomi Pinecone processor. Well, according to a new development coming from China, the company has now created a dedicated Weibo page for its Pinecone processors.
Apparently, Xiaomi has plans to come in with all kinds of processing units, be it low-end or high-end. The Weibo listing confirms that the company is already working on two processors – a flagship SoC and a midrange version. The flagship Xiaomi Pinecone V970 is being manufactured using the 10nm process, same as what Samsung is using on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 as well as its own Exynos 8895.
The listing further adds that this flagship processor will be an octa-core with four A73 cores and another four A53 cores. The highest clocked cores will be able to manage speeds of up to 2.7GHz while the other four cores will manage 2.0GHz. This processor will also be paired with the best GPU in town – a Mali G71 MP12 that has a clock speed of 900MHz. If all goes according to plan, we may see a device powered by this Xiaomi Pinecone V970 somewhere in Q4 2017.
As for the midrange Xiaomi Pinecone V670, it could debut with the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5C, although the specific date is not known. Unlike the V970, works on the V670 are already done. It still comes with an octa-core configuration that boasts four A53 cores and another four A53 cores. This processor will be paired with a Mali T860 MP4 GPU that is clocked at 800MHz. The Pinecone V670 is made using the 28nm process and apparently, it will produce the same performance power as the Snapdragon 808 SoC that was used by several OEMs back in 2015 when the flagship Snapdragon 810 was found to be having some overheating issues.
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