With having SoCs from big-names, the likes of Samsung and Huawei, Xiaomi took a bold step with the release of their own chipset Surge S1 back in February 2017. After a year the new SoC, Xiaomi Surge S2 which is likely to be the successor of the Surge S1, was also expected to debut in February 2018. The company has been throwing increasingly bigger orders at many IT companies like Foxconn Electronics, Inventec, Largan Precision and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Also Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had claimed that the company is working so hard on the Xiaomi Surge S2, the second-generation edition of its chipset and will continue to develop more chipsets in future.
As from the source the new SoC is based on TSMC’s 16nm manufacturing process – featuring an octa-core processor. It is reported to have four cores of Cortex-A73, clocked at 2.2GHz, and four cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A53. Further, having a Mali G71 MP8 GPU as well as support for UFS 2.1 storage and LPDDR4 RAM, the new Surge chip would give great competition to Huawei’s Kirin 960 and Samsung’s Exynos 8890. The source also claims that no CDMA support in the Surge S2 specs sheet. Although no final call from the company at all.
But from the S1 CPU and GPU benchmark test, we can see Surge S1 has obviously higher ratio than Snapdragon 625, MediaTek P20 & P10. With a suggested performance rating somewhere in the Kirin 960 ballpark, the Xiaomi Surge S2 could prove to be a very successful in the market. We also can expect this new release would be out of stock like their smartphones.
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However there no information about which Xiaomi smartphone to come with this SoC. But from the speculation Xiaomi Mi 6X is expected to be first to include the new chipset. Xiaomi Mi 6X aka Mi A2 which is the successor of the Mi 5X that had been named as the Mi A1 in the indian markets.