Since a year ago we do not know anything about the Xiaomi Surge S2, which would be the second processor of the brand after its first Surge, already two years ago. It’s been such a long time that many of us gave the adventure finished, but no, the Surge S2 has not been abandoned, but has been delayed.
It has been the Product Manager of Xiaomi, Wang Teng Thomas, who has shed light on the matter by responding to a comment on his Weibo account: the development of Surge S2 continues, delayed by certain unforeseen events as it is a “more complex what the public imagines, “according to Zou Shifu, senior engineer at Xiaomi.
Surge S2, when ready
It was expected that Xiaomi would debut its second generation of processors with the Xiaomi Mi 6X (which is the Mi A2 of China, with MIUI) but eventually it ended up including a Snapdragon 660, and the Surge S2 that was rumored since April 2018, no sign. Neither arrived in time for Mi 8 in any of its variants. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite also mounts Snapdragon 660. Everything seemed to indicate that Xiaomi surrendered with the processors, but no.
The Surge S2 is still under development as confirmed by the company’s own manager, and we have some more details about what we can expect for the second brain of the company. It would also be manufactured by TSMC with a 16 nm lithograph and also eight cores, although now four of them Cortex A73 and four Cortex A53.
The muscle would come from the four Cortex A73 with a top speed of 2.2 Ghz, which would be accompanied by four Cortex A53 to 1.8 Ghz for less intensive tasks and greater energy savings. The expected GPU is a Mali G71MP8 and the renewal would be completed with support for UFS 2.1 and for LPDDR4 memory.
The confirmation of Wang Teng Thomas is completed with the words of Zou Shifu, collected by IT Home, who says that “they need some time” since China started late in this processors and even more so Xiaomi, so they do not have a solid foundation on which to build.