Xiaomi’s in-house processor, the Surge S1, has allegedly got a successor. The Surge S1 powered the Mi 5c in 2017 and now, the Surge S2 is likely to power the Mi 6X. Rumours are also suggesting that the second edition of the Surge processor is likely to launch in the Mobile World Congress this year.
Lei Jun, the CEO of Xiaomi, had confirmed that the company will continue to produce more editions of the chipset. However, the first edition of the phone was not powerful enough to power a high-end device. The Surge S2 is likely to be more powerful than its processor and hence, it will be capable enough to power major flagships. The Surge S2 is built on a 16nm process and is an octa-core processor.
It contains four Cortex A73 cores, processed at 2.2GHz and four Cortex A53 cores, processed at 1.8GHz. The processor is also likely to feature a powerful GPU (Mali G71 MP8), LPDDR4 RAM, and UFS 2.1 storage. This chipset will not support CDMA networks. All these specifications place the Surge S2 in direct competition with the Kirin 960 processor of Huawei.
Earlier reports claimed that the Surge S2 will power the Mi 6c, just like its predecessor powered the Mi 5c. However, these rumours have subsided now since the processor will run the show on Mi 6X which is likely to launch as Mi A2 across the world. Redmi Note 5 is likely to debut soon in India at a price of Rs 10,000.
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