The rumors as Xiaomi will come in with its own processor for upcoming Mi phones had been buzzing in the net starting 2015. But we were acquainted with a real info on this case only recently when the Xiaomi Pinecone In-House CPU leaked in a mysterious Mi phone. We decided to compare it with the Huawei Kirin to find out whether Xiaomi’s new SoC will be able to compete with the latter. Regardless the results Xiaomi should produce its own CPUs, because this manufacturer can’t always rely on Qualcomm and MediaTek due to patent expensive costs. Today a few new photos of an upcoming Xiaomi phone were leaked showing it will come with Xiaomi custom processor and many more.
According to the spotted photos, the new Xiaomi phone will sport a 5.5-inch screen at Full HD resolution and with 2.5D glass protection, an octa-core in-house processor clocked at 2.2GHz and paired with Mali-T860 GPU, 3G of RAM, and 64GB of ROM, a single rear camera module, fingerprint scanner under the home button, and MIUI8 based on Android 6.0. There is also a NFC support for a variety of payment systems.
As for colors, the new Xiaomi phone packed with a custom-made processor will come in rose gold, gold and black. Unfortunately, there is no word on pricing, so we tend to think it will be a mid-range handset, therefore we can expect to see something around 1499 yuan ($220). It’s difficult to predict whether Mi fans want to see such a processor on Xiaomi upcoming handsets, but the manufacturer just has to insure its production from unexpected dangers, if it want to compete with manufacturer like Samsung and Apple. On the other hand, this handset can be a hint at Xiaomi’s global purposes. I mean we all know Xiaomi wants to enter the US market as well as European smartphone market. So it should have an alternative supplier for processors. In this sense, there is no better option rather than custom-made chips.