Xiaomi should present its new Mi 5 during the Mobile World Congress, however today the Chinese manufacturer is the focus of new rumor that don’t involve his next top of the line. According to what stated to Reuters from an anonymous source, very close and personally informed on the issue, Xiaomi could adopt the new SoCs owners about upcoming smartphone that will starting from the second half of 2016.
The devices should use the new SoC Xiaomi could belong to the family Redmi, so this is device belonging to the low end of the market. Always according to what reported, the Chinese manufacturer would be working for some time on these solutions to the point of hiring, according to real data, between 200 and 300 experts to be devoted to the development of the new SoCs. The news that support the thesis of the source are to be found also in an agreement signed in 2014 between Lead core, known Chinese chipmaker, and Pinecone Electronics regarding the joint development of SoC with LTE modem. If the name Pinecone there says nothing, as it should be, please note that it is a subsidiary of Xiaomi.
It therefore appears that Xiaomi is taking a strategy similar to that of Samsung and Huawei as regards their SoC design and development. There only remains to wait for the second half of the year to find out what will be the developments of this interesting story.