Surge of power Xiaomi an­nounces its first Surge S1 chipset.

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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.

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