Xiaomi Introduces Surge S1 ARM SoC, Xiaomi Mi 5c Smartphone
Xiaomi may be skipping Mobile World Congress 2017, but they’ve still announced their first in-house Surge S1 octa-core SoC, and Xiaomi Mi 5c powered by the processor right at the same time as the even takes place.
- CPU – Octa-core 64-bit chipset with 4x Cortex A53 cores @ up to 2.2GHz, 4x Cortex A53 cores @ up to 1.4GHz
- GPU – ARM Mali-T860 quad-core GPU with AFBC + ASTC image compression technology
- 32-bit high performance DSP for voice processing
- 14-bit dual ISP; enhanced image processing capabilities with Surge ISP algorithm improving camera light sensitivity by 150%, and dual noise reduction algorithm reducing noise and preserving image detail in low light
- Upgradable baseband; programmable modem, OTA upgradable
- VoLTE high quality call and video support
- Security – Chip-level security; TEE architecture, strict compliance with safety regulations
- 28nm High Performance Computing (HPC) process
The specifications and Antutu score (64,817) makes it clear it’s an application processor for mid range smartphones. And since Xiaomi is a phone – and other consumer devices – manufacturer it makes sense for them to announce the processor at the same time as the first Surge S1 smartphone: Xiaomi Mi 5c.
- SoC – Surge S1 octa-core 64-bit processor
- System Memory – 3GB dual channel LPDDR3
- Storage – 64GB eMMC 5.0 flash
- Display – 5.15” ultra-bright display
- Camera – 12MP camera
- Misc – Front fingerprint scanner
- Battery – 2860mAh battery for “full day battery life”; 9V/2A fast charging
- Dimensions – 144.38 x 69.68 x 7.09mm
- Weight – 132 grams
The phone runs Android 7.1 with MIUI, and will start selling for 1,499 RMB ($218) on March 3, 2017 in China.