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.