Specs leak reveals the home grown Pinecone SoC inside the Xiaomi Mi 5c

Specs leak reveals the home grown Pinecone SoC inside the Xiaomi Mi 5c
According to a leaked specs sheet for the Xiaomi Mi 5c, the entry-level handset will be powered by the company's own Pinecone SoC. Of course, it isn't unheard of for a company to power its own handset model with a chip it designed itself. Samsung has the Exynos line, Huawei uses its Kirin chipsets, and Apple employs the "A" series which is currently at A10. We should point out that chips like Huawei's Kirin 960, Samsung's Exynos 8890 and the Apple A10 are all high-end chips. The Pinecone inside the Mi 5c? Not so much.

The chipset will feature an octa-core CPU (using the Cortex-A53) running at a clock speed of 2.2GHz. The 5.5-inch screen uses 2.5D glass and offers very thin bezels. The Mi 5c is equipped with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On back is a 12MP camera with an 8MP snapper in front for selfies and video chats. The handset will come with NFC, which means that it might support mobile payment service Mi Pay. Android 6.0 is installed with MIUI 8 running on top, and a fingerprint scanner will be embedded on the home button.

As far as pricing goes, a poster advertising a pre-sale of the phone listed it at the equivalent of $145 USD. We could see the device unveiled on November 30th.

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source: MyDrivers (translated) via XiaomiToday




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2. Khyron

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Welcome pinecone I hope new socs can run on efficient multithread tech not only high clock speed the race Will be efficience instead of raw power

3. tangbunna

Posts: 485; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

10nm - high efficient single core performance, powerful multitask. ultra low power eating multi-core. 4800mah battery.

4. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

If I was looking for cheap and great performing in house SoC for budget range, For example 2.8GHz dual Cortex-A73 + 2GHz quad A35 with Mali-G71 MP6/MP8 at 22nm FD-SOI would be much better performer than Snapdragon 653 with both single core and multicore CPU performance and GPU performance, manufacturing cost would be equal or less and would be much more efficient. If it hasn't some compelling advantages other than lower cost most people would go reliable Qualcomm even less reliable Mediatek IMO. Yeah, if that's previously leaked Xiaomi Meri its GPU should be on par with Adreno 510 which is quite good for the class, but octacore A53 is pretty boring. Those are have been around 2 years. Right now Redmi Note 3 with Snapdragon 650 costs($116), Redmi Note 4 with Helio X20 costs 999 yuan ($145) and Redmi Pro with Helio X20 and dual camera costs 1099 yuan ($160). Releasing another phone at already crowded range with unappealing in house chip doesn't look promising. Sure its other specs might be more desirable comparison to other Xiaomi handsets like camera for example, but still...

5. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Idk why but it somewhat reminds me of the pretty nexus 4!

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Amazed after seeing Apple's new midranger Mi 5c.

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