Surge of power Xiaomi announces its first Surge S1 chipset.
You wouldn’t think that Xiaomi would actually manufacture its own chipset, butbu the Chinese companycomp famed for its affordableaffo smartpsmartp hones did just ththat recently. BaBack in Februarruary, the companypany announced SurgSurge S1, its first chipsetc to be madmade in-house. The developmentdev of this chipsetchips marks a major milemilestone for the companycompan since its inception almostalm seven years ago. AloAlong with the Surge S1, thet companypany also annoannounced the first smartphone smart ph on that will be powered by the new chipset, the Mi 5C. “The ability to create its own chipsets is thet pinnacle achievement for any smart- phone company. For Xiaomi, the move is an essential next step in our development,” Lei Jun, CEO and Co-Founder of Xiaomi said. “In order to deliver on our promise to make innovation available to everyone, we need to master the core technologies of our industry and tightly integrate the development of our hardware with our software, helping us to make even better smartphones that will consistently surprise the industry and delight consumers.”
Technically, the Surge S1 is an octa-core SoC that is based on a 28nm lithography. Specifically, it features four 2.2GHz cores and four 1.4GHz cores. According to Geekbench benchmarks released online, this chipset is capable of outperforming Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC.