Surge S1: Xiaomi Announce First In-House SoC Chipset
Xiaomi has officially announced its first ever SoC chipset as the Surge S1. The Chinese company joins the ranks of other device makers such as Apple (A series), Samsung (Exynos series) and Huawei (Kirin), with their own in-house designed and produced chipset.
The Surge S1 is made by Xiaomi and Pinecone using TSMC’s 28nm processor HPc process technology. It is a 64-bit Octa-core processor with eight cortex-A53 cores (4xA53 2.2GHz + 4xA53 1.4GHz), connected in a big.LITTLE architecture, paired with Mali-T860 quad-core GPU. Others include – 14-bit dual ISP enhances image processing capabilities, 32-bit high performance DSP for voice processing and VoLTE.
Xiaomi Surge S1 Specifications
- Octa-core 64-bit chipset (4 x A53 cores 2.2GHz + 4 x A53 cores 1.4GHz)
- 28nm High Performance Computing (HPC) process
- Mali-T860 quad-core GPU
- AFBC + ASTC image compression technology
- 32-bit high performance DSP for voice processing
- 14-bit dual ISP; enhanced image processing capabilities
- Surge ISP algorithm improves camera light sensitivity by 150%
- Dual noise reduction algorithm reduces noise and preserves image detail in low light
- Upgradable baseband; programmable modem, OTA upgradable
- VoLTE high quality call and video support
- Chip-level security; TEE architecture, strict compliance with safety regulations
- Antutu score: 64,817
The Xiaomi Mi 5c is the first smartphone to be powered by the Surge S1.