Xiaomi's looking to significantly increase its scale of operations this year. After the company took the risk of launching the Mi Note Pro this year with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810, despite the processor's overheating issues, the internet was quick to point out that the Mi Note Pro also suffers from throttling. Xiaomi however was quick to issue a clarification with the statement that issues causing one module of the Mi Note Pro did not cause its motherboard to overheat. But looks like Xiaomi's also got alternatives in mind for the next Mi Note Pro.
Xiaomi's Next Mi Note Pro Could Be Utilizing MdeiaTek's Deca Core SoC
MediaTek's been the feature of several of news items lately. The company's Helio X20, or the MT6797 has seen enough attention paid towards its unique, one of a kind deca core architecture. The MT6797 will be able to more efficiently manage power, performance and heating through an additional core cluster added to its architecture. This, according to MediaTek, decreases the processor's reliance on high performance cores to the bare minimum, therefore keeping overheating at a minimum.
Now, sources straight out of Taiwan are suggesting that Xiaomi just might be interested in the MT6797 as well. DigiTimes is reporting that MediaTek's Helio X20 is also expected to gain a couple of order's from Xiaomi's end as well. The publication further goes on to report that devices with the SoC can be expected to hit the market before this year's end, therefore users can have some time to evaluate MediaTek's offerings before the flagship release cycle starts again. Given Xiaomi's bold decision to launch the Mi Note Pro with the Snapdragon 810 this year, could the rising Chinese manufacturer have failed to see overheating issues on what it claimed was an upgraded SoC at the time of the device's launch? Or is Xiaomi looking to further diversify its suppliers? We'll find out soon enough.