Xiaomi to Release Surge S2 this Month?

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Following Apple, Huawei, and Samsung who have long worked on their own mobile processor. Later Xiaomi is also known to have worked on their own in-house processor called Surge.

Last year exactly in February, Xiaomi launched its first mobile chip called Surge S1. Recently, it is rumored that the newest generation processors, namely Surge S2 to be announced at the end of this May.

Xiaomi Surge S2 will reportedly use octa-core design with 4x A73 + 4x A53 core architecture with clock speed 2.2 GHz. While smaller cores run at 1.8GHz. Surge S2 will integrate Mali-G7 graphics card.

Looking at the profile of Surge S2 we can see that the processor type will compete directly with Huawei Kirin 960. This is quite logical, since the first generation Surge chip is considered the main competitor for Kirin 955, Helio P25, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.

Although Xiaomi has not confirmed this rumor, but a few days ago the official account of ARM in Weibo hinted that the news of Xiaomi Surge S2 launch in late May is true.

If you consider the features that will be owned by Xiaomi Surge S2, most likely this processor will position the mid-range market. Therefore, it is predicted that this processor will not appear in Xiaomi Mi 7. Most likely, Surge S2 will debut on the Xiaomi Mi 6C or Xiaomi Mi 7C.

The S2 Surge will support UFS2.1 flash storage and LPDDR4 memory, but it does not support CDMA.

Xiaomi plans to hold a press conference in late May. Xiaomi's 8th anniversary is said to be an important moment for the company to announce the Surge S2 processor, in addition to launching its special edition smartphone, the Mi 8.

Source: GizChina

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