Following the same path as Huawei with their Kirin lineup, Xiaomi is set to reveal its own SoC line in just a few days to compete against MediaTek, Qualcomm, and Samsung's offerings. As a teaser for the unveiling, Xiaomi has just released a second trailer to build anticipation for the release party.
The SoCs expected to be unveiled in the coming days are called the Pinecone V670 and V970 - respectively mid-range and high-range eight-core chips.
The V970 is expected to be produced on a new 10nm manufacturing process and pack four A73 cores alongside four power-efficient A53 cores, putting it in close competition with the Kirin 960, while the mid-range V670 is expected to be produced using a much older 28nm manufacturing process with eight A53 cores and would be put in Xiaomi's cheaper phone lineup.
Entering the world of semiconductor design and manufacturing makes a sharp point for how Xiaomi views itself against its competition in the smartphone and tablet world and also speaks a lot to how Xiaomi expects to be viewed by others.
The first teaser for the Pinecone lineup can be viewed below