Surge S1 – Xiaomi launches “Mi 5C” phone with first In-House Processor Surge S1

Xiaomi Surge S1

The China-based technology company “Xiaomi ” has introduced Mi 5c smartphone with their own processor Surge S1 chip.

Surge S1 was completely designed & developed in-house.

So, Xiaomi becomes one of the few manufacturers in the world to have its own smartphone chip, joining Apple, Samsung, and Huawei.

The Surge S1 is the first in-house chipset for Xiaomi, using an octa-core ARM Cortex A53 processor, incorporates four 2.2GHz cores and four 1.4GHz cores, which the company said achieves “a balance between performance and power efficiency.” Also included is an integrated Mali T-860 MP4 GPU, which will provide “superb” graphics performance in gaming and support for 4K videos, and a 32-bit DSP supporting VoLTE and 16kHz sampling to deliver high-quality audio and voice calls.

14-bit dual ISP enhances image processing capabilities and Xiaomi’s Surge ISP algorithm improves camera light sensitivity by up to 150%

Surge S1 is the result of Xiaomi’s Pinecone research started in 2014.

Mi 5C is the first phone using this Surge S1 processor.

All-metal body ” Mi 5C” is available in 3 different colors

Mi 5C has a 5.15-inch screen, 12-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 3GB RAM,64GB of internal memory and 2,860mAh non-removable battery

Mi 5C will be available on March 3 in China for around $220