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Xiaomi Introduces Surge S1 ARM SoC, Xiaomi Mi 5c Smartphone

February 28th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

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.

Surge S1 processor specifications:

  • 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.

Xiaomi Mi 5c smartphone key specifications:

  • 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.

More details, including lots of picture, about the new processor and Mi 5c smartphone can be found in Miui forums (in English), as well as Xiaomi Mi 5c product page. (in Chinese).

Via Liliputing

  1. Marius
    February 28th, 2017 at 21:32 | #1

    Emm and this is better than the X20 how ? Because it does not seem cheaper .

  2. Theguyuk
    February 28th, 2017 at 22:27 | #2

    Sadly Xiaomi is struggling in their phone business or so I read.

  3. Johny007
    March 1st, 2017 at 04:07 | #3

    It would be better than X20 if it had full LTE compatibility i.e. band 20.

  4. nobitakun
    March 1st, 2017 at 14:33 | #4

    I don’t see how this soc is important to the market. It seems more like a rebranded X10 with some improvements, but not as nearly good as X20, and more expensive.

    Xiaomi needs to bring a new Leadcore octacore soc for sub 100$ phones, only there will make sense imho.

  5. Gabriel Geromel
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