After a lot of leaks and rumors, Xiaomi has finally unveiled it’s first in-house SoC ‘Surge S1’. It is an Octa-core SoC with four high-performance ARM Cortex A53 clocked at 2.2GHz and four ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz.
Xiaomi also revealed that the Surge S1 is made using TSMC’s (It is the same company that produces chips for Apple) 28nm HPc process technology.
Xiaomi’s First In-House Processor
The processor its expected to have a quad-core ARM T860 GPU with 32-bit DSP for voice processing also supports VoLTE and more. Xiaomi has also revealed that it took only 28 months from planning to large scale production and as it earlier rumored, it is made by Xiaomi and Pinecone.
While comparing it to some of the most power-efficient and powerful budget chipsets like Snapdragon 625 and MediaTek Helio P10, Xiaomi said the chipset easily beats (the chipsets) in Geekbench 4.0, CPU multi-core benchmark and GFXBench Manhattan off-screen benchmark.
The design objectives are to balance performance and power efficiency and to produced in a large scale.
Xiaomi Surge S1
- Octa-Core – Quad 2.2GHz A53 + Quad 1.4GHz A53 CPUs
- 28 nm HPc Process
- Quad-Core Mali-T860 GPU
- 32-bit High-Performance DSP For Voice Processing
- 14-bit Dual ISP For Enhanced Image Processing Capabilities
- Dual Noise Reduction Algorithm Reduces Noise And Preserves Details In Low Light
- Improves Camera Light Sensitivity By 150%
- OTA Upgradable Improved Baseband Performance And Fraudulent Base Station Detection
- VoLTE For High Definition Voice And Video Calls
- Chip-level Security Protects Data Integrity, Unauthorized Network Access With Enhanced Security
The Xiaomi Mi 5C will be the first smartphone to be powered by Xiaomi Surge S1.