Xiaomi has a long-standing desire to manufacture its own processors for its mobile devices. The brand debuted in that sense in 2017 with the Surge S1, but it was a unique case.
According to Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s CEO, the brand has not yet given up moving in this direction. The executive admitted that the Surge project is still alive, and that the brand intends to meet the expectations of its consumers.
Surge S1 processor was launched in 2017 and equipped the Xiaomi Mi 5C
After launching Surge S1 in 2017, Xiaomi launched the Mi 5C with this same processor. This was the only smartphone to arrive with SoC, although there have been contacts with Nokia for a possible partnership.
There is currently no date for the release of this processor. But it may be a great time for the company to stand out in this segment, when Huawei may have the Mate 40 as the last device to arrive with a processor manufactured at “home”.
It is good to remember that in addition to Huawei, only two other brands manufacture their own processors. These are Samsung and Apple, who may soon have the company of Xiaomi.
If this means that Xiaomi can further lower the price of certain devices without compromising performance, this could be good news for consumers. But only when the brand moves from words to action can we prove it.
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