Xiaomi will announce the Pinecone chipset this month

Xiaomi will announce the Pinecone chipset this month
It's been rumored for a while now that Xiaomi will ditch Qualcomm and MediaTek, and it will go with its own chipsets in the near future. However, we didn't know when exactly. This is about to change, though, as Xiaomi took to Weibo to shed some light on the question.

According to a Weibo post from Xiaomi's account, the company will be unveiling its Pinecone chipset on February 28th, 2:00 PM China Standard Time (10:00 PM PST/1:00 AM EST). According to previous rumors, the first phone to come with a Pinecone chipset will be the Xiaomi Mi 5c.

Making its own chipsets will significantly cut the costs for Xiaomi, so we assume it might translate in more bang-for-buck for the end-users too. However, this all depends on the quality of the chipset. And we have yet to know if it will be on par with its competitors that have far more experience in the field.

Considering Pinecone is coming this month, though, we can safely assume that there will be a new Xiaomi handset to promote it. So, the Xiaomi Mi 5c might actually be making its way to users sooner than expected. But just like all Xiaomi phones before it, it's highly unlikely for it to make its way to the US officially.

via Engadget



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Lets hope it won't be as pathetic as The Spreadtrum...! Samsung use Spreadtrum chips in its cheapest Smartphones (ill fated Star Series and recently it's J1 and J3 Smartphones) and trust me when I tell you that these phones are a COMPLETE mess with hanging, lagging, strutting, overheating, and poor battery life issues. Anyhow, only time will tell, eh? G'Day!

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Pinecone chipset? Wow, if Xiaomi's got the balls to ditch Qualcomm for its own home-brewed SoC, then it better be top-notch, otherwise... well, let me reserve my judgment for when the pinecone SoC gets to finally see the light of the day.

3. strikerchooooo unregistered

Wow, so let me get that. Qualcomm copied Intel, then Mediatech copied Qualcomm and now Xangomi is coping Mediatech? The yellowish guys - the usual suspects:)

4. davthom123

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

probably a mid range chip

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Mi 5c lol..... Atleast don't copy model names from iTards.

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Mi 5c lol..... Atleast don't copy model names from Apple.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Hopefully they focus on the efficiency of the SoC first, and hold out on putting out chips that suck battery like a vacuum sucks dirt

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