Upcoming Nokia Phones To Be Powered By Xiaomi Surge S1 SoC; Report

    Earlier this year, Xiaomi debuted its first in-house chipset; Xiaomi Surge S1, joining a rare class of smartphone brands like Huawei and Samsung to have offer own processors. Currently, Xiaomi has only one smartphone; Xiaomi Mi 5C, running on its own chipset.

    ALSO READ: Xiaomi’s First In-House SoC ‘Surge S1’ With Mali-T860 GPU Announced!

    Nokia Phones Could Come With Xiaomi Surge S1 SoC

    It was predicted that the Surge S1 will stay within the Xiaomi ecosystem but a report revealed that the company has secured Nokia as a customer for its in-house chipset. Going back to the chip, it houses octa-core processor, made up for four 2.2Ghz Cortex-A53 cores and four 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores, paired with Mali-T680 MP4 graphics unit.

    xiaomi surge s1 1Apparently, Xiaomi has impressed HMD Global with its chipset. Well, it is still not clear whether the Surge S1 models will be China-only handsets, or sold globally. We don’t know how well the Surge S1 handle worldwide LTE networks.

    ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 5C With Surge S1 SoC, 3GB RAM Announced; Specs & Pricing!

    There is another report marked by AndroidHeadlines, suggests that Xiaomi is working on its next chipset; Xiaomi Surge S2, which will be manufactured by TSMC and will be based on much finer 16nm process node. Nokia could very well use the newer variant of the Surge chipset for its future smartphones. Well, the Surge S2 is expected to be officially announced in the third quarter of this year.

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