Xiaomi is trying to get in the big league with developing a mobile processor code named Pinecone. With Pinecone processor Xiaomi is planning to reduce the dependency on Mediatek and Qualcomm.
Samsung , Apple and Huawei have their own processors Exynos from Samsung, Apple A series and Kirin from Huawei. These companies are less dependent on the 3rd parties for providing the chipset and continue to develop their own soc and also source from other providers.
Own R&D will help Xiaomi have access to superior technology early on, and can optimize the costs too. Xiaomi is planning to share details of the Pinecone Processor at an event next week on 28th Feb 2017.
Xiaomi has recently created a page on the popular Chinese social media website Weibo to popularize the new Pinecone processor. (refer below image).
Some more details emerged today hinting at two new chipset – Pinecone V670 and Pinecone V970. The V670 is a mid range processor with 8 Cores while the V970 is alleged to come with 10 Nm manufacturing process and will be the flagship processor to be used in upcoming Xiaomi devices.
Xiaomi Mi5C First Smartphone to Feature Pinecone Processor
Xiaomi Mi5C is the first smartphone expected to come with the new Pinecone Processor.
The smartphone is likely to come with Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the Xiaomi MiUi 8.0.The smartphone will have 3 GB ram and 32 GB internal storage.
As stated above the new Xiaomi Pinecone processor V670 will power the smartphone. It appeared at GFX benchmark and posted scores indicate performance closer to the Snapdragon 625 SOC.
It is an Octa Core Processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. The Xiaomi Mi 5C is alleged to come with 13 Mega pixel rear camera with Dual Led Autofocus and there is a 5 Megapixel front selfie camera.
The Mi 5C will run on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS along with the MiUi 8.0.
The Xiaomi Mi 5C is expected to come with a 5.2 inch display with HD resolution and a 2.5 D curve glass cover.
The smartphone is alleged to have 3500 mAH battery capacity.
Xiaomi would be betting big on the new processor it is building to take on the big league players.
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