Here are the specs for the Surge S1, Xiaomi’s first in-house SoC

Surge S1

Xiaomi has finally launched most awaiting first in-house processor called Surge S1.

The Surge S1 SoC is an octa-core processor which built on the 28nm process and runs up to 2.2GHz.

The newly launched Xiaomi processor is a 64-bit octa-core SoC with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four other power-efficient ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz.

The SoC houses Mali-T860 quad-core GPU which is 40 percent improved power efficiency when compared to previous-gen Mali-T760.

It also supports VoLTE and the processor is an upgradable baseband and programmable modem architecture.

Here are key highlights of the Xiaomi 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
  • 4-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 upgradeable
  • VoLTE high-quality call and video support
  • Chip-level security; TEE architecture, strict compliance with safety regulations

According to Xiaomi, the processor carries 32-bit high-performance DSP for voice processing and 4-bit dual ISP for smooth image processing.

Surge S1

The company also claims that Xiaomi’s own algorithm on Surge S1 will improve camera light sensitivity by 150% and will reduce noise and preserves image detail in low light.

The Surge S1 SoC beats the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and MediaTek Helio P10 as well as P20 in AnTutu, GeekBench 4.0 CPU multi-core benchmark, and GFXBench Manhattan off-screen benchmark score.