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[Reviews] All You Need to Know about the Heart of Xiaomi Mi 5c: Surge S1 SoC!

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Dear Fellow Mi Fans,

Today, Xiaomi unveiled their first in-house developed SoC, Pinecone Surge S1, and the first Mi device (5c) to be powered by the Surge S1 SoC. It was planned way back in 24-September-2015, and it took 28 months to produce the Surge S1 SoC! With the design objective of balancing between performance and power efficiency, and on a large scale production. So, let now examine in details of the Surge S1 SoC!

HIGHLIGHTS OF SPECIFICATIONS

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  • Octa-core 64-bit chipset (4xA53 cores 2.2GHz + 4xA53 cores 1.4GHz)
  • 28nm High Performance Computing (HPC) process
  • Mali-T860 quad-core GPU
  • AFBC + ASTC image compression technology
  • 32-bit high performance DSP for voice processing
  • 14-bit dual ISP; enhanced image processing capabilities
  • Surge ISP algorithm improves camera light sensitivity by 150%
  • Dual noise reduction algorithm reduces noise and preserves image detail in low light
  • Upgradable baseband; programmable modem, OTA up-gradable
  • VoLTE high quality call and video support
  • Chip-level security; TEE architecture, strict compliance with safety regulations
  • Antutu score 64,817

#1 SURGE S1 SOC BENCHMARK

The Pinecone Surge S1 managed to achieve outstanding AnTuTu benchmark scores, and definitely on spar with the existing SoC's out in the market!

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#2 POWER EFFICIENCY

It achieved an impressive 40% power efficiency, while not compromising other required functionalities!

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#3 GPU

It uses the Mali-T860 quad-core GPU in order to achieve that 40% power efficiency, which features AFBC & ASTC image compression technologies! It is a losseless data compression which is 50% lower in bus traffic bandwidth, and also 15% lower on dynamic image processing's power consumptions!

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#4 CPU

At the core of the Pinecone Surge S1, features a Octa-core 64-bit chipset (4xA53 cores 2.2GHz + 4xA53 cores 1.4GHz) which is manufactured by
28nm High Performance Computing (HPC) process!

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#5 FEATURE: CHIP LEVEL SECURITY

It is designed to meet strict compliance with the TEE architecture, to meet safety regulations. It offer chip-level security  which protects data integrity and prevents unauthorised network access! This is made possible by the combination of software and hardware to offer this top-line security level!

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#6 FEATURE: BASEBAND UPGRADE

Another outstanding feature of the Surge S1 SoC, is that it allow baseband to be upgraded via OTA!

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#7 FEATURE: NOISE REDUCTION

The Surge S1 SoC also featured a 32-bit high performance DSP, and a dual microphone noise reductions, eliminating static and background noise. Resultings in almost 100% lossless voice reproduction and quality improvement!

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#8 FEATURE: DUAL ISP

Last but not least, the first ever 16-dual dual Imaging Sensing Processing (ISP) wth enhanced image processing technologies. It is light sensitivity enchanced and dual noise noise reduction alogrithm. It also feature the first Single Frame HDR, which improved dynamic range!

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Do You Like the Surge S1 SoC (Mi 5c)?




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14:13, Apr-17-2017
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Welcome to Xiaomi in packed crowed of Processors competitive world. Surge S1 Soc is good entry point and wish you to come out with most advance and break though technology in processor world to leave Xiaomi's foot print for ever.

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Nice post,thanks

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Nice score on antutu vs the competition, looks good!

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this is exciting..

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hope it work great

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16:09, Apr-04-2017
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28nm is old technology. I am waiting Surge S2 and I hope it will be 14nm

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Nice!

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14:50, Mar-31-2017
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28nm process - the only reason is the price ...

it will be generated on already depreciated production lines

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it has FM radio right ?

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