A31s and A20 SoCs pre-announcement from Allwinner

Updates: A31 Introduction by Allwinner Technology Co., Ltd [ARM Partners site, March 13, 2013]

A31 features:

  • Quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU utilising 40nm ARM POP Technology

  • PMIC AXP221
    • PMIC AXP221 is specially made for A31 processor, which is capable of dynamic voltage and frequency adjustment. A31 processor can support up to 30 days standby time.

Allwinner: starting from the demand to create the best energy efficiency than the processor-mobile portable-the world of electrical engineering network
全志:从需求出发打造最佳能效比处理器-手机便携-电子工程世界网 [eeworld.com.cn, May 8, 2013]

The power management chip together with the A31 can support 30 days of standby, 100 hours of music playback, 10 hours of broadcast video, and 8 hours of web browsing. In addition the AXP221 can provide up to 2.2A of charge current while others can only 1.xA. This can increase the speed of charge and thus enables significant reduction of the mobile device charging time.

End of updates

Allwinner A31S quad-core for Phablets, A20 pin-compatible with A10 [Charbax YouTube channel, Feb 27, 2013] with Eva Wu, PM at Allwinner Technology Co.,Ltd.

http://www.allwinnertech.com released the Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with SGX544MP2 back in December, and tablets have been shipping with it since January. Now at Mobile World Congress 2013, Allwinner announces the Allwinner A31S for use in Phablets, to support the modem module from ZTE and be optimized for Phablet use, Phablets are described as 3G/LTE phone devices between 5″ and 7″ in screen size. Allwinner also talks about the Allwinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 that is pin-compatible with Allwinner A10 tablet designs, thus the A20 is expected to replace all Allwinner A10 tablet designs from March onwards.

From [3:03] to [5:16]: about the newly announced at the MWC 2013 A31s SoC during which the following briefing information was shown

With the rising of phablet market, Allwinner Technology launches its quad-core phablet processor solution A31s to meet the increasing demand from global market. Phablets, a product category that combines the functionalities of a smartphone with that of a tablet and falls somewhere in between them in terms of form factor, are drawing more and more users, and are shaping the way people consume media content and the way we live.

The Allwinner A31s processor features a wide set of integration and connectivity, which makes it possible to support 3G, 2G, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS, AGPS, NFC as well as other voice and data wireless transmission using a minimum of external components. Besides, it provides a powerful audio codec that includes two sets of Analog MIC interface and one digital MIC interface to enable digital/analog voice transmission.

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  • ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core
  • 256KB L1 Cache
  • 1MB L2 Cache


  • PowerVR SGX544 MP2
  • Comply with OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenCL 1.x, DX 9_3


  • Two sets of I2S/PCM interfaces for Baseband and Bluetooth
  • Two integrated differential analog MIC for headset and phone
  • Integrated digital MIC
  • Dedicated headphone/speaker/receiver outputs
  • Two-channel audio ADC with 96dBA SNR
  • Two-channel audio DAC with 100dBA SNR


    • Integrated HI-FI 100dB Audio Codec
    • Three MIC
    • One MIC with Noise cancellation]


  • UHD H.264 2160p video decoding
    [A31: UHD H.264 4K ×2K @30fps video decoding]
  • Multi-format HD video decoding including MPEG1/2,  MPEG4 SP/ASP GMC, H.263, H.264, etc.
  • BD Directory, BD ISO and BD m2ts video decoding
  • H.264 High Profile 1080P@30fps encoding
    [A31: H.264 High Profile 1080P@60fps encoding]
  • 3840×1080@30fps 3D decoding, BD/SBS/TAB/FP supported
  • 3840×1080@30fps 3D encoding
  • Complies with RTSP, HTTP, HLS, RTMP, MMS streaming media protocol


  • Integrated LVDS/RGB/CPU LCD interface 1024×768 resolution
    [A31: Dual-Channel LVDS 1920 ×1080@60fps
    / Dual-Channel RGB/CPU 2048
  • Integrated HDMI1.4 1920×1080@60fps


  • Support 0.3M/1.3M/2M/5M CMOS sensor
  • Support 8/10/12-bit YUV/Bayer sensor
  • Integrated ISP


  • Integrated Parallel & MIPI I/F sensor
  • Integrated Powerful ISP, supporting Raw Data CMOS sensor
  • 5M/8M/12M CMOS Sensor supported
  • 8/10/12-bit RGB Bayer sensor supported]


  • 32-bit DDR3/DDR3L/LPDDR2 controller
    [A31: Dual-Channel LPDDR2/DDR3/DDR3L Controller]
  • 8-bit NAND Flash controller with 64-bit ECC
    [A31: Dual-Channel NAND FLASH Controller 64-bit ECC]


  • PMIC AXP221s
    [A31: A31exclusively tailor-made PMIC AXP221]
  • 21-CH power output and 2.2A Flash charging
  • Comply with USB 3.0 supply standard


  • Support Android 4.1/4.2 and above
  • Support Microsoft Windows 8

Besides that the following details were given as well:
– [4:00] It will be available in March
– [4:40] The same GHz or similar
– [4:55] For phablets of 5 to 7 inches
– [5:58] A20 [pre-announced at CES 2013] will be ready also in March
-[6:28] The price of an A20 tablet will be the same as the price of an A10 tablet … for other than tablet applications A10 will be still on the market
– [8:46] In the Q2 of this year we will have several of the new chipsets. In Q3 of this year you will find a ‘super’ new processor.
– [7:04] We are having a very close relationship with Ubuntu too.
– [7:40] We have an optimized PMIC, so the power consumption of a quad-core is quite close to the single core.

In China the first pre-announcement information came out only 2 day later: see http://www.shanzhaiben.com/66/n-6466.html 2013-3-02 15:18

开年大礼 [The year gift],灵韵先锋 [Lyric Pioneer] 新年新产品齐绽放 [new year new products align to blossom]

In 2012 Lyric Pioneer launched the F8 series products calling functions [in it] the perfect combination for a tablet PC, F8A/F8AS/F8C/S/F8ES sales in particular are crazy. To meet increased consumer demand, Lyric Pioneer in late 2012 launched a a much talked about Tablet PC, theF8G. Since F8G was Lyric Pioneer’s exclusive private mode, attractive appearance, and the price advantage with the tablet was also very prominent, as well as the end of 2012 Lyric Pioneer’s F8 series orders were growing, the 2012 sales total of Lyric Pioneer products raised to a new level. Solid Lyric Pioneer position in Shenzhen digital industry is giving a leadership position in the tablet production.

As the replacement of electronic products is faster and faster, and Lyric Pioneer to always remain at the forefront of the industry, in the year 2013 Lyric Pioneer will launch a series of new products to meet market demand. Configuration and expected price points can be summarized into the following features:

  1. Many styles, these products look thinner and have more refined appearance.
  2. The kernel and schema upgrade, the increase in dual-core and quad-core products, faster speed.
  3. Diversification of product features, the same machine can meet the increased levels of customer demand.
  4. Lower prices, on the premise of performance enhancing quality, quality assurance, lower costs. More effective popularization of smart tablet PCs, acceptance by more consumers.

Suddenly occurred to Xiaobian to see these characteristics of the Lyric Pioneer products as “more, faster, better and cheaper”. The words also, but by no means in the sense of during the Great Leap Forward “more, faster”.
According to Lyric Pioneer official sources the following information is part of the new products Lyric Pioneer is about to launch in the year 2013:






9.7 -inch

Full-Chi A31

4 -core, metal housing, 1024*768 IPS ultra-clear display


9.7 -inch

Full Chi A31S

4 -core, metal housing, 1024 * 768 HD screen


7 -inch

MTK 8377*

Dual-core, full-featured 3G + GPS + TV + FM + BT, 1024*600 HD


7 -inch

MTK 8377*

Dual-core, full-featured 2G + GPS + TV + FM + BT, 800*480 cheap SD


8 -inch

A9S [?Cortex-A9s?]4 nuclear

4 -core, high cost, metal housing, 1024*768 HD screen


7 -inch

Full-Chi A20

Dual-core 2G + BT 800*480 SD


7 -inch

Full-Chi A20

Dual-core 3G + BT 1024*600 HD display


7 -inch

Full-Chi A20

Dual-core WIFI 1024*600 HD

[*MTK 8377:
MTK8377 is the upgraded version of MTK6577, mainly used in Tablet PC. 8377 runs faster, decoding faster and has better performance of the dual-core and supports online HD video, booting time is only five seconds.” from THE SPEED KING DUAL-CORE MTK8377 AURA LYRIC PIONEER F7HD STARTING [Tablet & Android Phone Reviews, Oct 29, 2012]

“For higher-end tablets, Mediatek is supplying MT6577/8377 and has 28nm chipsets on 2013 roadmap. … Apps processors from Asian fabless with optimised DRAM usage is a key enabler for lower BOM cost. For example, the free memory space after an Android 4.0 boot-up based on an MT8377 tablet is about 240MB while a Nexus S only has 160MB. With the larger free memory, Mediatek-powered tablets only require 512MB DRAM versus branded ones which adopt 1MB DRAM for similar performance. … More recently, we have seen the emergence of Mediatek as many of its existing smartphone customers have adopted its dual core MT6577/MT8377 for the tablet market to offer 3G connectivity with the voice turned off. …  Mediatek is a relatively new entrant into the space with its initial product, the MT8377,
rebranded from its MT6577 dual-core chipset for smartphones. The majority of its tablet products are adopted by its existing smartphone customers who are entering the tablet market, opening up a huge channel for Mediatek on a feature phone base that peaked over 500 mn units in 2010. … Mediatek’s MT8377/8177 is priced competitively at around US$10 targeting the mid-to-high end segment, similar to Rockchip’s RK3066. With aggressive dual-core and quad-core processors product roadmap and lever of existing smartphone customer base, Mediatek is likely to see unit
shipment upside in 2013E. We estimate 15mn tablets for Mediatek embedded in our 240mn smartphone/tablet shipment estimate for 2013.” From Greater China IC Design powering the whitebox tablet ecosystem [Credit Suisse. Dec 5, 2012]]

For more products [information] please pay attention to the Lyric Pioneer official launch!!!



深圳灵韵先锋 The Lyric Pioneer in Shenzhen

黄先生 电话:Huang Tel:18688999985 :QQ:2355662668;

朱小姐 电话:Miss Zhu Tel: 13724205779 :QQ:2355662669

网址:The URL: http://www.lyxfsz.com/ 公司邮箱:company mailbox: lyxfsz@126.com

Shenzhen Lyric Pioneer Technology Co., Ltd. Year Established: 2012 Business Type: Manufacturer, Trading Company Main Products: Tablet PC Operational Address: 2nd Floor, Building 51, Bantian No. 3 Industrial Zone, Longgang District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (Mainland) Number of Employees: 201 – 300 People Legal Representative/CEO: Zhen Huang Registration No.: 440307106111289 Issuing Authority: Shenzhen Market Regulatory Bureau Date of Issue: 2012-03-29 Date of Expiry: 2022-03-29 Registered Capital: RMB 1,000,000 [ $160.6K ]


[Lyric Pioneer Technology Co., Ltd.]



[In the Company Profile also: Expectation Technology Co., Ltd (in HK) …] SHENZHEN LYRIC PIONEER CO., LTD, established in 2006, is mainly manufacturing MP4 exported to Europe, America and other developed countries; is one of the earliest tablet PC manufacturers, entering tablet PC field at the beginning of year 2009, We achieved the integration of research, production, sales for tablet PC.

Based on the strict quality control, according to the market and customer needs, we hold the mission of minimizing the cost of and promoted various products with more innovation, fashion, entertainment and practicality, thus highly praised and welcomed by consumer and market.

Adhering to the service idea as “The Prestige First, Customer Is Highest”, our company scale unceasingly expands, now we established a long term and stable cooperative relationship with the agents throughout the country and customer worldwide. Overseas business of our company is flourishing  rapidly, our products are very popular in many countries, such as Southeast Asia, Europe and United States. 

Our company persists in the principle of complete quality assurance system and good post-sales service ,we are sincerely willing to establish business relationships with new or old clients from domestic of china and foreign countries or districts around the world!

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