Xiaomi recently sent out the invites for the launch of its home-baked Pinecone processor. According to recent reports, Xiaomi is expected to launch two processors — V670 and V970, in collaboration with Beijing Pinecone Electronics.
Earlier, Xiaomi paid $15 million to acquire mobile processor technology from Datang subsidiary Leadcore Technology Ltd.
The V670 is said to pack 8-cores with four high power Cortex-A53 cores and four Cortex-A53 low-power cores clubbed with ARM Mali-T860 MP2 as GPU. On the other hand, the V970 is expected to feature 8-cores with four Cortex-A73 and four Cortex -A53 cores paired with Mali G71 MP12 GPU.
While the V670 will be made on a 28nm process, the V970 is expected to be made on a 10nm FinFET process with the help of Samsung Electronics, and might arrive only by the end of this year.
If the information circulating turns out to be true, the company will test their first chipset with the entry to mid-range level smartphone. With this, the Chinese handset maker will join the like of Samsung, Huawei and Apple who makes their very own chips.
The Xiaomi Pinecone SoC announcement is set for next Tuesday, February 28th, takes place at Beijing National Convention Center and starts at 2PM China Time (11:30 AM IST).