Xiaomi unveils its own in-house octa-core Surge S1 chipset, which powers the new Xiaomi Mi 5c
by Alan Friedman / Feb 28, 2017, 4:45 AM
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi became the fourth such company to produce its own line of chipsets when it unveiled the Surge S1 today. Built with the big.LITTLE architecture, the Surge S1 is made up of four 2.2GHz Cortex-A53 cores to handle tough tasks. Four 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores work on the light housekeeping. The result is an octa-core CPU and the Mali T-860 MP4 GPU. The latter uses 40% less energy than the previous generation Mali GPU. A 32-bit DSP supports VoLTE and high quality calls, even in a noisy environment.
One of the best things about producing your own chipset in-house is that you can quickly introduce the first phone to be powered by the SoC. And sure enough, that is exactly what Xiaomi did when it introduced the Xiaomi Mi 5c. Sporting a 5.15-inch display with a 1600 x 2560 resolution, the phone has the Surge S1 chipset under the hood. Surprise! The chipset can quickly match the brightness of the screen to ambient light levels. There is a 12MP rear-facing camera, and the phone supports 9V2A fast charging. It also weighs in at 7.09mm thin.
The Xiaomi Mi 5c will launch in China on March 3rd, priced at the equivalent of $218 USD. The phone will be available from Mi.com, Suning’s online site, and Tmall. It will also be found at all Mi Home stores and Suning offline stores.
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I won't want to be one of the first to own a device with an SoC that hasn't proven anything yet.
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 4:26 AM 0
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That soc is so 2012 I mean this is 2017 and by today standard at least they should have gone with 20mm or 16mm manufacturing.
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 4:50 AM 0
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@liberalsnowflake "they should have gone with 20mm or 16mm manufacturing" Well, 1mm (Millimeter) = 1,000,000nm (Nano-meter) So, this chip is already a MILLION times smaller than your 20mm or 16mm... Oh well, G'Day!
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 5:36 AM 10
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posted on Feb 28, 2017, 9:24 AM 3
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posted on Mar 02, 2017, 7:11 AM 1
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big.LITTLE with 8x A53? joking right? it should be little.LITTLE
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 4:58 AM 2
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There are SD615, 616, 617, 430, 435, MT6595, MT6750, Helio P10-P15, Helio P20-P25, Exynos 7580, 7870, 7880, Kirin 650, 655 which are using cortex-a53 & big.LITTLE system on their cores
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 5:55 AM 2
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DOA. For a 100 yuan more ($15) Chinese consumers can get Mi5 with 14nm Snapdragon 820, UFS 2.0 fast storage, LPDDR4 RAM, 4 axis OIS and a bit larger battery. This glorified Snapdragon 615 competitor would be prefectly fine in a 700-800 yuan Redmi though.
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 5:02 AM 1
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you can't complain on it's specs for a price (in China, plus there it comes with warranty, unlike for rest of the world), but i feel like better GPU would be more considerable for 2K screen.
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