We know that there are plenty of smartphone manufacturers in real world. However, solely some of them have their own SoC. A SoC, or system-on-a-chip to give its full name, integrates most of those parts into one micro chip. beside a C.P.U., SoC typically contains a GPU (a graphics processor), memory, USB controller, power management circuits, and wireless radios (WiFi, 3G, 4G LTE, and so on). makers who have with success enforced their own chips include market leaders Samsung with its “Exynos”, Apple with its “A” series, and Huawei with its own “Kirin” processor. Xiaomi are going to be the fourth player connexion them very shortly.
We first detected news of Xiaomi developing its own chips in mid-2015 once the vice chairman of the processor manufacturer Leadcore declared a partnership with Xiaomi to assist it style them.
nowadays we are extremely excited and proud to announce that Xiaomi goes to carry the lid on the main points regarding its own “Pinecone” SoC on 28th February!
this is able to build Xiaomi the second Chinese smartphone manufacturer only once Huawei to supply its own process units. we’ll have a live thread covering the launch event, make sure to tune and be part of us for first-hand news!
Note: The term pinecone is translated directly from the Chinese term and not yet confirmed by Xiaomi.