Both Rockchip and Amlogic have some pretty interesting processors coming down the pipe with for example Rockchip RK3588 Cortex A76/A55 or Amlogic S922D Cortex A73/A53 SoCs both featuring an neural processing unit (NPU) for AI workloads acceleration at low power. The companies also have updated entry-level quad Arm Cortex-A55 processors with RK3530 and S905X3 models which are planned to launch later this year.
But this made me wonder what was going with Allwinner since the company got really quiet, except for the “launch” of renamed processors for a specific business unit. That’s the only company among the three to have yet to announce a Cortex-A7X 64-bit Arm processor.
The good news is that the company has released a roadmap of sort for their A-Series processors for tablets. The less good news is that very few details are available for the processors except for one:
- Allwinner A50 – Quad core Cortex-A7 processor @ 1.8 GHz with Mali-400MP2 GPU, GMS certification. Suitable for tablets up to 1920 x 1080 resolution. You can get the more details in the product brief.
- Allwinner A100 – The Chinese text translates to “Experience the leap, flat panel”
- Allwinner A200 – “AI blessing, computational power” which should mean the processor comes with a neural network accelerator, and some higher end Arm cores.
- Allwinner A300/A301 Series – “touch screen, everything intelligence”
Except for posts with typos, a search for the new processors do not return any results. At least that means we should have affordable tablets with higher performance later this year, or next.
If I had to speculate, I’d guess Allwinner A100 may be a Cortex-A55, while A200 and A300 would come with Cortex A7x/A5x cores, but only time will tell.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.