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Xiaomi to release its own chip next week

by on22 February 2017

Pinecone ready

Xiaomi has sent out invitations for the product launch for its in-house developed Pinecone CPUs and  entry-level to mid-range smartphones.

The launch is next Tuesday, and Xiaomi is believed to have two Pinecone CPUs, the V670 and V790, through its subsidiary, Beijing Pinecone Electronics, a joint venture set up by Xiaomi and Leadcore Technology in 2014.

The V670 is likely to be what we will see next week. It has eight cores comprising of four high-frequency Cortex-A53 cores and four Cortex-A53 low-power cores, paired with an ARM Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. The chip will be made on a 28nm process.

The 8-core V970 will comprise of four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex -A53 cores paired with a Mali G71 MP12 GPU.

Xiaomi is believed to be working with Samsung Electronics to build the V970 on a 10nm process. However, the V970 may not be available until the end of the year.

Last modified on 22 February 2017
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