In 2017 ago, XIaomi launched a smartphone that uses the first processor made, Surge S1, which is named Mi 5C. At the time of benchmark testing. Xiaomi said that Surge S1 has a good performance. That is almost equivalent to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 Octa-core.
In addition to the chipset, Mi 5C was equipped with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. That can run applications and operating system seamlessly.
Furthermore, rumored Xiaomi has developed a second generation. The chipset name is Xiaomi Surge S2 chipset since the second half of 2017. Later this latest chipset will be present in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona in February.
Actually, after Surge S1 was released. Lei Jun as CEO Xiaomi announcing the Chinese company is developing a second generation chipset newest. Based on the present speculation, the Surge S2 is more powerful than the Surge S1. Surge S1 is using Mi 5C middle-class smartphone.
Xiaomi Surge S2 Specification
Xiaomi enlisted the help of TSMC to create Xiaomi Surge S2 using 16nm process technology. Meanwhile, this latest chipset has an Octa-core combination. The Xiaomi Surge S2 processor combination of Quad-core Cortex-A53 speed of 1.8 GHz and Quad-core Cortex-A73 2.2 GHz speed.
In addition to these configurations, Xiaomi Surge S2 GPU will be using GPU Mali G72 MP8. The GPU support for internal storage technology UFS 2.1, and RAM technology LPDDR4. Unfortunately, this chipset does not support CDMA.
Xiaomi Surge S2 itself will have a performance equivalent to the Kirin 960 flagship chipset that has been present in 2016 ago. Unlike Xiaomi Surge S1 which is using for Xiaomi Mi 5C. later Xiaomi Surge S2 chipset is release for Xiaomi Mi 6X.
In other words, indeed Surge S2 chipset is more powerful than Surge S1. In addition, there is also a leak of Xiaomi Mi 6X. Which has a full screen in the front and two main cameras are arranged vertically on the back.
With the presence of a homemade chipset. Xiaomi Surge S2 proving to the world that Xiaomi is able to develop a wide range of products not just smartphones. Of course, Mi Fans (Xiaomi fans) will be looking forward to the Mi 6X smartphone that uses this S2 Surge chipset.