“The Surge S2 is Xiaomi’s in-house SoC that is expected to power some of the brand’s high-end devices”
Last year in February, Xiaomi introduced its first in-house SoC called the Mi Surge S1, which the brand developed in partnership with its subsidiary Pinecone. At the same time, the company introduced the Xiaomi Mi 5C as its first smartphone to be powered by its in-house Surge S1 SoC. At the launch, the brand’s CEO Lei Jun said that the company will continue to develop more chipsets in future. Now, fresh leaks suggest that the vendor will be unveiling the rumoured Surge S2 processor at the upcoming MWC in Barcelona next month.
A report by MyDrivers has revealed the key specs of the Xiaomi Surge S2 processor. The source claims that the new Xiaomi SoC will be more powerful than its predecessor. The Surge S2 will be based on TSMC’s 16nm fabrication processor. The SoC will flaunt an octa-core processor with four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores with a clock speed of 1.8GHz. The graphics performance will be provided by a Mali G71-MP8 GPU.
The source also suggests that the Xiaomi Surge S2 processor will support UFS2.1 type memory chips. The processor won’t support CDMA networks, however. The specs indicate that the performance of the Xiaomi Surge S2 SoC will be on par with Huawei’s in-house Kirin 960 processor.
Earlier reports had suggested that the Xiaomi Surge S2 processor will be powering the Xiaomi Mi 6C smartphone. However, a recent leak suggests that the brand’s first smartphone to sport the Surge S2 processor will be the Xiaomi Mi 6X. The phone is expected to come with a full-screen design and dual primary shooters at the rear.
The Xiaomi Mi 6X is expected to be launched globally as the Mi A2. The device is being speculated to be unveiled at the upcoming MWC in late February. The company has already confirmed its presence at the trade show. It’s worth mentioning that there’s no way to confirm the authenticity of these leaks.