Xiaomi Rifle SoC to be unveiled next month
The first in-house mobile processor by Xiaomi has spent some time in the rumor mill already, but now the story is closer to becoming reality. Although the chip has not been confirmed yet, it seems that it is very likely to see it showing up next month alongside the Xiaomi Max phablet and the Mi Band 2 fitness tracker.
An official from a Xiaomi partner who spoke with The Korea Times said the leader of the Chinese smartphone market "plans to release its in-house Rifle-dubbed mobile APUs at a company event, which has been set to take place May." He also added that Xiaomi will make the new chip using a standard core license technology from ARM.
Unfortunately, there are no technical details available yet. However, the same inside source mentioned above also revealed that an official statement should come out soon. While he did not mention a timeframe, that should happen this month or in early May, so stay tuned.