In the recent spring press conference, the surge chip after four years finally returned.
According to Xiaomi, the Surge C1, which will debut on the Mi Mix Fold, is an ISP graphics processor. Zeng Xuezhong, president of Xiaomi’s mobile phone division, revealed that the Surge C1 took two years to tackle the problem and invested 140 million yuan.
He also said that the the surge chipset will continue to be used in more high-end flagships in the future.
The latest news from the industry chain, Xiaomi self-research 5G chip also put on the agenda, is expected to come out at the end of this year or early next year, it will support SUB 6GHz 5G band. In other words, this will be Xiaomi‘s second mobile application processor after the 2017 Surge S1.
Unfortunately, more details about the chip are not available, and it is suspected that it will use a 6nm, 7nm or 8nm process, with a high probability of being positioned in the middle.
In addition, Oppo’s self-developed 5G chips (the “Mariana Trench Project”) and the new 5G SoC from Unigroup Zhanrui are also expected to be launched this year.
It seems that more and more manufacturers are joining in the self-developed SOC battle, following the likes of Apple, Samsung, and Huawei. Google’s 5nm 5G SoC (codenamed “Whitechapel”) has also been leaked recently and is said to be going to the Pixel 6 for the first time.