The year of 2017 has been so good for the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. The market has seen a lot of new devices from the company getting tons of positive review. Everything started from the release of Mi Surge S1, which was the first SoC developed by Xiaomi. After the launch, Xiaomi Mi 5c came out with the SoC, which was followed by many other devices on the Xiaomi line up.
After the success of the first in-house SoC, Xiaomi has decided to continue developing their own chipset. This year the company is expected to launch the second chipset Surge S2. The new SoC from Xiaomi is expected to be unveiled at the MWC which will take place in Barcelona. After all the rumors revolving the Surge S2, the details about the specification of the SoC has been leaked now.
The leaked specifications clearly suggest that the new SoC will be powerful than the Surge S1. The Surge S2 will include Octa-core processors with Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 cores. The four Cortex-A73 cores will be clocked to 2.2 GHz and the four Cortex-A53 cores will be clocked to 1.8 GHz. The chipset will also include the Mail G71-MP8 GPU which will provide better graphical performance.
Based on reports, the Xiaomi Mi 6X and Mi A2 will be the first devices to be powered by the Surge S2 SoC. The SoC reportedly won’t support CDMA. Based on performance aspects the new SoC from Xiaomi will be close to that of the Kirin 960 processor from Huawei.