Xiaomi’s Pinecone Chipset Gets Its Very Own Dedicated Video Prior to Official Announcement


Xiaomi is officially going to be announcing its Pinecone chipset on February 28 in Beijing, which could also be the reason why the company is missing out on attending the MWC 2017 trade show. To showcase the prowess of two of its upcoming chipsets, the company has decided to compile a video trailer and it features none other than the World Memory Champion.

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The video is given below and it certainly highlights some key features of the upcoming Pinecone chipset. Like several current-generation SoCs, self-learning is often their key attributes and because of this, such chips are able to immediately remember the user’s interests or the more popular tasks being carried out on the smartphone. Combining Xiaomi’s own MIUI interface with the Pinecone chipset will give the company more freedom to start working on such features.

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In case you didn’t know, Xiaomi intends to release a total of two chipsets for 2017, though the more powerful one is probably going to arrive during the end of this year. The V670 and the V790 are the intended names of the chipsets that are expected to be present in future Xiaomi devices. V790 is said to be running a processor in a 4 + 4 configuration. The first four cores will be Cortex-A73 and will be paired alongside four Cortex-A53 cores. The GPU will be the equalizer when pitted against the competition because details claim that it is the ARM Mali-G71 chip that is running a total of 12 cores. In short, the V790 could be similar to the Kirin 960 running in the Huawei Mate 9.

Xiaomi has been reported to have partnered itself with Samsung to produce a 10nm FinFET V790, but as stated earlier, it might not be available until the end of the year. Instead, what we might actually see in action is the V670, which will also feature a processor in the 4 + 4 configuration. All eight cores belong to Cortex-A53, but the first four will be running at a higher clock speed as opposed to the remaining four. The GPU reported to be running in the V670 is an ARM Mali-T860 and will feature two cores in total.

This chipset is going to be less costly to manufacture since it will be processed on the 28nm technology and we’ll definitely be seeing this particular one in more affordable handsets down the road. For now, take a look at the trailer and see the level of creativity that Xiaomi has concocted.