Surge S2 is a new processor from Xiaomi. The network has the basic information about the technical characteristics of this system. Chip will receive, in particular, the graphics core ARM Mali G71. We also expect that this processor will be installed on the Xiaomi Mi 6X, the premiere of which may take place around this year.
Xiaomi already has its own processor for mobile devices. This Surge S1, which is on the phone Mi 5C. This system was introduced less than a year ago, and then the manufacturer promised that this was just the beginning. Over time, the company wants to have more of its own processors. Most likely, the Chinese just want to become more independent from Qualcomm. The network already had information about the Surge S2.
The Surge S2 will be the second Xiaomi processor. From the rumors circulating on the network it follows that this processor will be based on the big.LITTLE technology. Four high-performance cores Cortex-A72 will work with a clock speed of 2.2 GHz. And for less demanding calculations, four Cortex-A53 cores will be used, running at a clock speed of 1.8 GHz. On board will also be a graphics system Mali G71 MP8, a memory controller LPDDR4 and fast memory type UFS 2.1. Probably, the performance of the processor will be very close to the HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, which consists of last year’s flagships Huawei. SoC should be manufactured using 16-nanometer lithography technology, and Taiwanese company TSMC will manufacture it.
Xiaomi Mi 6X should be the first smartphone that will receive the Surge S2 processor. The premiere of this phone is likely to take place in the summer. It is difficult to say whether the Mi 6C model will appear, which will be the direct successor of 5C. It is possible that this year the Chinese have other plans. As everything will be in reality, we will learn in time. This year, the flagship of the company, that is, Xiaomi Mi 7, will receive the Snapdragon 845 processor. This information was confirmed by Lei Jun himself, who took part in the conference of Qualcomm.
Xiaomi Surge S2 – Specifications:
- 4 x Cortex-A72 with a clock speed of 2.2 GHz + 4 Cortex-A53 with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz;
- GPU ARM Mali G71 MP8;
- two-channel memory controller LPDDR4;
- support for UFS 2.1 memory;
- 16-nm process;
- lack of support for CDM networks.