Mar 02, 2017 11:32 AM EST
Chinese smartphone leader Xiaomi unveiled its own system-on-chip called the Surge S1 at an event in Beijing this week. The first phone that will be powered by it will be Xiaomi Mi 5c.
Only smartphone makers like Apple, Samsung and Huawei makes its own chip while others rely on third-party manufacturers like Qualcomm and MediaTek. Xiaomi is making an effort to more tightly integrate its hardware and software and master the core technologies behind its products, according to CEO Lei Jun, as written in Digital Trends.
According to reports, in terms of power, Surge S1 is better than Qualcomm Snapdragon 635 but less than MediaTek's Helio P20. Xiaomi's 64-bit chipset combines two quad-core Cortex-A53 processors: one clocked at 2.2 GHz and the other at 1.4 GHz.
There is a quad-core Mali T860 GPU to handle graphics and it will consume 40 percent less power than the previous T760. Xiaomi placed the 14-bit image signal processor to shoot photos that improve light sensitivity and reduces noise.
According to CNET, this initiation by Xiaomi puts it in a noteworthy group along with phone titans Samsung, Apple and Huawei. Xiaomi subsidiary Pinecone Electronics made the octa-core Surge S1 with Chinese chipmaker Leadcore.
Xiaomi did not say anything about its chip's comparison with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and Huawei's Kirin 960. Xiaomi has to take off its biggest competition by Huawei who set a mark by its blazing fast speed and battery efficiency.
Xiaomi is focusing on tighter integration between software and hardware and its CEO Lei Jun said that it will help the company make even better smartphones. These smartphones will surprise the industry and delight the consumers.
Here are some features of Xiaomi Mi 5c. New chipset Surge S1 accompanies 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage along with 12 MP primary camera and 8 MP secondary camera. There will be a 2860 mAh battery that supports fast charging.
Xiaomi will launch its Mi 5c on March 3, 2017. Not only Xiaomi's fans but its competitors are also waiting to see Surge S1's performance.
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