Xiaomi Unveiled Surge S1 Octa Core Chipset

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Xiaomi Unveiled Surge S1 Octa Core Chipset
Xiaomi Unveiled Surge S1 Octa Core Chipset

After several teasers, rumors and leaks, Xiaomi finally unveiled its first-ever home-made chipset, the previously known pinecone is now called the Surge S1.

The Xiaomi Surge S1 is mid-tier system-on-chip based on 28nm manufacturing process, it has 8 Cortex-A53 CPU cores grouped into two clusters - four of which are clocked at 2.2GHz each and the other four have lower frequency of 1.4GHz each. The graphics processing unit is an ARM Mali-T860 that has four cores. This CPU and GPU combo aims to compete with other mid-range chipset that flooded the market with the likes of MediaTek P10 and P15, but expected to offer more due to higher CPU frequency and more GPU cores.

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The other details worth mentioning are VoLTE support, chip-level security, 32-bit voice DSP, dual-core 14-bit ISP, and upgradable baseband. Based on Xiaomi presentation, it scored 64,817 in Antutu, and the first device to launch with it is the Mi 5c.

Source: MIUI

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