In February 2017, Xiaomi had debuted the Mi 5C smartphone. What’s special about this smartphone is that it is powered by Xiaomi’s in-house chipset called Surge S1. The rumors that had surfaced in the latter half of 2017 had claimed that the company is working on the Surge S2, the second-generation edition of its chipset. Fresh leaks suggest that the Chinese manufacturer will launch the alleged Surge S2 chipset at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in the next month.
After the launch of the Surge S1 chipset, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had claimed that the company will continue to develop more chipsets in future. It is now speculated that the Surge S2 will be a powerful chipset unlike the Surge S1 that had powered the mid-range Xiaomi Mi 5C. Rumors have it that the Surge S2 that is based on TSMC’s 16nm manufacturing processor features an octa-core processor. It reportedly features four cores of Cortex A73 that clocks at 2.2 GHz and four cores of Cortex A53 that processes at 1.8 GHz.
The other rumored features of the Surge S2 include Mali G71 MP8 graphics, UFS 2.1 storage and LPDDR4 RAM. Also, it does not carry support for CDMA network. These specifications suggest that the performance of the Surge S2 will be on par with Kirin 960 chipset by Huawei.
Previous rumors have claimed that the Surge S2 will be powering the Xiaomi Mi 6C smartphone. However, recent leaks suggest that the first phone to feature the Surge S2 could be the Xiaomi Mi 6X. It is speculated that this smartphone will be sold globally as Xiaomi Mi A2. Leaked information have suggested that the Mi 6X will be sporting a full screen design and it will be featuring a dual camera setup on its rear.
Will Xiaomi unveil the Surge S2 chipset at MWC 2018? Will it be seen first on Mi 6X? Let us know your views by posting your comments below.