Rumor: Xiaomi’s Surge S2 SoC to appear on Mi 6X

Published on January 23, 2018

Xiaomi sometime last year made its jump in the chipset market, by launching the Surge S1 processor. The processor up till now has only ended up featuring in Xiaomi’s Mi 5C smartphone. The company did not make any plans for integrating it with other products. However, new reports that have emerged in the recent past, have now started suggested that the latest Surge S1 processor has been renewed in the form of Surge S2 processor, and will appear on Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi 6X smartphone.

Xiaomi’s Surge S2 SoC

According to an online report, the Surge S2 processor is apparently based on TSMC’s 16nm process and further goes on to include around eight CPU cores in ARM’s system. “Little configuration with four Cortex-A73 cores operating at up to 2.2GHz with the other four Cortex-A53 cores operating at 1.8GHz,” the report reads.

“The GPU is going to be Mali G71 MP8,” the report further adds. For those who aren’t already aware, Surge S1 processor was based upon a 28nm process and went on to include around eight Cortex-A53 cores with four of them clocked at 2.2GHz, and the other four clocked at 1.4GHz. In comparison to its predecessor, Surge S2 has undoubtedly experienced quite a massive jump when it comes to the overall performance.

Apart from this, there is not much that is known about the Xiaomi Mi 6X smartphone as of yet. A couple of alleged renders have shown up online, and these renders go on to suggest that the smartphone will pack slimmer bezels and an aspect ratio of 18:9.

The smartphone is further expected to sport a dual rear camera setup along with a fingerprint scanning feature on the back. Xiaomi is expected to launch its Mi 6X smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event sometime next month. The Chinese technology giant hasn’t confirmed any of the above-mentioned news as of yet.

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