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Xiaomi’s Pinecone Processor Launching on February 28

by Jed John 7

It’s official, Xiaomi has finally revealed that it would be launching its much-rumored Pinecone processor in an event billed for February 28 in Beijing. The company released a poster on its Weibo page which is an invitation to the launch event, thus confirming the existence of the Pinecone processor.

xiaomi pinecone processor

The Xiaomi Pinecone processor is expected to be featured on the Mi 5C but it is not known if the company would launch the smartphone along with the processor. Earlier rumors had tipped the Mi 5C to launch this month so it’s just possible Xiaomi might spring a surprise.

Related: Xiaomi Mi 5C To Feature Self-Developed Octa-core Pinecone SoC, Launching This Month!

As to the details about the Pinecone processor, Xiaomi did not reveal details but we’d get to know more on that day. According to rumors, the SoC is said to come in two versions. The two models go by the model numbers V670 and V970 and the Mi 5C would launch with the lower V670 model. The V670 is said to use four Cortex-A53 large cores and four Cortex A-53 small cores. The GPU is composed of the Mali-T860 MP4 GPU with a clock speed of 800MHz. The V670 is also said to be using a 28nm manufacturing process.

New Xiaomi Mi 5C
New Xiaomi Mi 5C

On the other hand, the higher V970 model is said to come in the fourth quarter (Q4) of this year and has a core parameter comprising four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores in an octa-core architecture. The CPU is said to have a minimum clock frequency of up to 2.0GHz and a maximum clock speed of 2.7GHz. The V970 is also equipped with a more superior Mali G71 MP12 GPU with a clock speed of 900MHz. We’d know the official details on February 28. The event would kick off at 2pm and the venue is the Beijing National Convention Centre.

 

UPDATE:

Analyst Kevin Wang says that there will be a smartphone launched on the same day. It should be the Xiaomi Mi 5C aka Xiaomi Meri, but we’ll have to wait for official confirmation.

 

 

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  • The one with the A73 looks extreme.

    • Joe

      I m still doubtful about the 4 x A73 + 4 x A53 high-end chip version. The config is great, but I feel that the company would probably stick with the low-end segment for the first few years.

    • Guaire

      Actually it’s a bit conservative.

      • 4 A53 + 4 A73 its a top combination. And the GPU its nice. Even mediatek refuses to give 4 A73s.

        • Guaire

          I meant that 2.7GHz A73 and G71 MP12 at 10nm is not pushing the limits at all. It’s scheduled to last quarter of this year. When it released updated variant of Snapdragon 835 will be available.

          Right now it would be top notch, half a year later it will be a bit behind.

  • Nilzie

    28nm? Will not be battery efficient

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