SUCCESSOR: XIAOMI SURGE S2
Back in 2017, Xiaomi launched there first ever in-house the Surge S1 System on Chip (SoC). The Surge S1 powered the Xiaomi Mi 5c which was a China-exclusive like a lot of other Xiaomi smartphones. This time we may get the taste of Xiaomi Surge S2 chipset outside China as it is being reported that the Xiaomi Mi 6X will be powered by the new chipset.
The Xiaomi Surge S2 will have an octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A73 cores running at 2.2 GHz and four Cortex-A53 at 1.8 GHz. The processor is said to have a Mali G71 MP8 GPU as well as come with support for UFS 2.1 storage and LPDDR4 RAM, which is an improvement over the Mali-T860 from the Surge S1. It may directly compete with Huawei’s own Kirin 960.
Recently, the leaked image of the Xiaomi Mi 6X case suggests that smartphone would come with a thin-bezel display and a vertical dual-camera setup just like Apple iPhone X. Also, the image shows a circular home button in the middle of the rear panel of the smartphone that could be there to provide a room for a fingerprint sensor.
As Xiaomi Mi 5X was a.k.a Mi A1 with Android One but We are yet to receive confirmation of the naming issue and Google has not announced a follow-up.