More info regarding Xiaomi’s Pinecone SoC emerge

I guess you already know that Xiaomi plans to rely – partially- on its own Pinecone SoC, a chipset that is scheduled to be unveilled on February 28, during MWC 2017 in Barcelona.

Today, the industry analyst Sun Changxu revealed some key details regarding the Pinecone SoC, basically confirming that it will use an 8-core architecture with Cat. 6 baseband integration and that it will not be aimed at the low-end tier of smartphones.

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According to the analyst, the Pinecone SoC will mostly have to compete against Snapdragon 625 and Helio P10 SoC’s and that it will be – initially – available in two variants: Pinecone V670 and Pinecone V970.

The first will use four Cortex-A53 large cores and four Cortex A-53 small cores, along with a Mali-T860 MP4 GPU with a clock speed of 800MHz and it will be based on the 28nm architecture. He didn’t disclose however information regarding the V960 SoC, so we will have to wait until the 28th of February to find everything there is to know about it.

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  1. February 22, 2017

    They do look interesting hardware-wise, but software support will be a different thing entirely.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    February 22, 2017

    28 nm


    • nobitakun
      February 24, 2017

      I agree. 28nm sounds like a dinosaur soc for 2017. I’m not believing moving from 28nm to 16nm could increase the price of the soc that much. The price impact in a phone could be 5-10$! damn it?

      • Muhammad Yasir
        February 24, 2017

        sometimes , it literally looks like the chinese make the world’s DUMBEST decisions , despite being so innovative. even a $20 difference shouldn’t warrant going to 28nm , 16 nm would’ve been if they weren’t able to go 14 nm. or as last resort , go 22 nm … MAYBE

        if it is indeed 28nm , then they REALLY need to make up for it some other way or the Pinecone will slip into the SAME obscurity as that spreadtrum SoC released last year (and it was built on 16 nm !)