Surge S1 SoC
Surge S1 SoC

Xiaomi launched its own SoC Surge S1 along with Mi5c and Redmi 4x.

This world is full of smartphone manufacturers however, only a few of them have their own SoC (System-on-chip). An SoC usually contains CPU along with GPU, memory, USB controller, power management circuits, and wireless radios. Only a few manufacturers to date have implemented their own SoC which includes Samsung with it’s “Exynos”, Apple with its”A-series” and  Huawei with it’s “Kirin” processor. Xiaomi joins the group as 4th smartphone vendor to do so.

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Surge S1 SoC

Xiaomi launched it’s new SoC named “Surge S1”, the first-ever in-house designed chipset by Xiaomi which delivers performance and power efficiency. Xiaomi is only one of 4 leading smartphone companies to create a chipset designed and developed in-house. The Surge S1 is an octa-core 64-bit processor that can be clocked up to 2.2GHz at max frequency. It contains Mali-T860 quad-core GPU which is 40% more efficient than the previous-gen Mali-T760. Besides that, it has 14-bit dual ISP which enhances image processing capabilities and the Surge ISP algorithm improves camera light sensitivity by up to 150%. Whereas, the dual noise reduction algorithm also preserves the detail in low light conditions. It packs a 32-bit high-performance DSP for better voice processing for calls, and also dual microphones for noise reduction.

More details of Surge S1 SoC

  • Octa-core 64-bit chipset (4xA53 cores 2.2GHz + 4xA53 cores 1.4GHz)
  • 28nm High-Performance Computing (HPC) process
  • Mali-T860 quad-core GPU
  • AFBC + ASTC image compression technology
  • 32-bit high-performance DSP for voice processing
  • 14-bit dual ISP; enhanced image processing capabilities
  • Surge ISP algorithm improves camera light sensitivity by 150%
  • Dual noise reduction algorithm reduces noise and preserves image detail in low light
  • Upgradable baseband; programmable modem, OTA upgradable
  • VoLTE high-quality call and video support
  • Chip-level security; TEE architecture, strict compliance with safety regulations
  • Antutu score 64,817



Along with Surge S1 SoC Xiaomi also launched two new smartphones – Mi5c and Redmi 4x.  Mi5c is the ultra-slim and lightweight device that just weighs ‘132g’ and measures ‘7.1 mm’ thick. The device is powered by the Xiaomi’s own SoC Surge S1. It comes with a 5.15 inch JDI display and  1.6mm ultra-thin bezels. As it’s their own SoC they have now handle backlight optimization at chipset levels — up to 2048 ultra-precise brightness adjustment levels. Mi5c packs ultra light-sensitive 12MP camera rear camera and 8MP front camera. The device features a  front fingerprint sensor and packs a 2860mAh battery along with 9V 2A fast charging technology. The device in china costs RMB 1499(US$220) and comes with various color options as gold, rose gold and black.

Highlight specs of Mi5c

  • 5.15-inch full-HD display with 1.6mm ultra-thin bezels
  • Surge S1, octa-core 64-bit processor (2.2GHz quad-core A53 + 1.4GHz quad-core A53)
  • 3GB + 64GB, dual-channel LPDDR3 + eMMC5.0
  • Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat) with MIUI 8
  • 1.25-micron pixel size, ultra light-sensitive 12MP rear camera, and 8MP front camera
  • Front fingerprint sensor
  • Slim and light premium metal body: 132g and 7.09mm thin
  • 2860mAh non-removable battery, 9V/2A fast charging

Redmi 4x

Redmi 4x comes with a full metal body and has a fingerprint sensor at the back. The device sports 5 inches 2.5D curved glass display with 1280 x 720 resolution. The device is powered by Snapdragon 435 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and has Adreno 505 GPU. The device comes in two variant where standard model packs 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Likewise, higher model packs 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can further expandable up to 128GB. It has 13MP rear camera with a large f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP front camera. In terms of battery, it has 4100mAh non-removable battery with 3.0 fast charging technology. The device in china costs RMB 699 (US$102) for the standard model and RMB 899(US$130) for the Higher model.

Highlight specs of Redmi 4x

  • 5 inch 2.5D curved glass display with 1280 x 720 resolution
  • Snapdragon 435 clocked at 1.4GHz and Adreno  505 GPU
  • ( 2GB/3GB ) RAM and ( 16GB/32GB ) internal storage
  • 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, MIUI 8
  • 4100mAh non-removable battery with 3.0 fast charging
  • Infrared Gyro Acceleration sensor, Distance sensor, Ambient light sensor

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