Xiaomi In-House Chipset Surge S2 Might Be Unveiled at MWC 2018

By Techpads | Last Updated: January 29, 2018- 10:49 am
Xiaomi in house Chipset surge S2

Mi 6X or Mi A2 might be the first smartphones to have this new chipset. Reports suggest that the new processor is built on a 16nm FINFeT process; having an octa-core processor.


The Chinese Smartphone giant Xiaomi is gearing up to launch its new products at the MWC 2018, to be held in Barcelona next month. Amidst this, reports of its new chipset Surge S2 have also started pouring in.

The Surge S2 will be the successor to the Surge S1 which debuted at MWC 2017. Xiaomi might unveil the Surge S2 this year at the MWC event too. It will likely power the new Xiaomi Mi 6X or Mi A2.

 

Specifications of Surge S2

Mi 6X or Mi A2 might be the first smartphones to have this new chipset. Reports suggest that the new processor is built on a 16nm FINFeT process; having an octa-core processor. Four cores of Cortex A-73 clocked at 2.2GHz and 4 cores of Cortex A-53 at 1.8GHz will be the foundation for it.

The GPU has been upgraded to a Mali G71 MP8, which is being touted as more efficient than the predecessor. The processor will also be supported by UFS 2.1 and an LPDDR4 RAM.

With the new Surge S2, Xiaomi is looking to provide competition to high-end processor options like Samsung’s Exynos 8890 and Huawei’s Kirin 960.

Xiaomi is expected to launch its new flagship smartphone; the Mi7 at MWC 2018. The device comes with a dual camera setup and will also offer an advanced 3D face sensing technology to unlock the screen. It is confirmed to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC processor.

Last year, the company launched Xiaomi Mi A1 in India, which came without the company’s highly customized MIUI. Going by images on the Xiaomi Mi 6X case, a thin-bezel display with a vertical dual-camera setup is being expected, with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone.