Xiaomi’s Surge S2 Specifications Reveal Cortex-A73 Cores – Expected to Debut in the Mi6c Later in the Year
After the arrival of the Surge S1, the next step would be to produce a more powerful SoC, named the Surge S2. Unfortunately, complications forced Xiaomi to produce the chipset of a smaller lithography than the 10nm FinFET architecture, but that does not mean the existing 16nm FinFET technology is inferior by today’s standards.
However, the fact that sampling of the chip had started a while back means that the Surge S2 will not be finding its way to Xiaomi’s flagship smartphones. Instead, the latest rumor says that the Mi6c is going to be the first handset to feature this addition, and from the looks of it, this device is going to be a mid-ranger.
Xiaomi’s Surge S2 to Feature an Octa-Core Processor Configuration – Mi6c Itself to Come in 4GB and 6GB RAM Options With an Affordable Price Tag
Specifications taken from Chinese microblogging website Weibo states that the Surge S2 that’s expected to be found in the Mi6c will feature an octa-core processor configuration based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. The four cores handling all of the heavy tasks will be none other than Cortex-A73 running at a speed of 2.20GHz while the efficient cores will belong to Cortex-A53 running at a speed of 1.80GHz.
The image below reveals what the Mi6c could look like and its design is nothing extraordinary, which suggests that Xiaomi intends to market it to the budget crowd. However, for the budget crowd, the Mi6c is going to be a great pick of a handset because it is said to be available in 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/128GB storage options.
The base model is expected to carry a price of $300 while the higher-end version is expected to set the user back by $370. In a lot of ways, the Mi6c could very well be a less powerful variant of the Mi6, which features a Snapdragon 835. Xiaomi has made no mention of a 10nm FinFET SoC, but it looks like we might be hearing some well-received news towards the end of the year.
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