Xiaomi used to make their own chipsets under the “Surge” branding. The first in the series, the Surge S1, was seen on the Mi 5C, a “downgraded” version of their flagship Mi 5. After four years, Xiaomi is again to revive the Surge custom-made chipset.
This was announced on their teaser posted on Weibo, and, as you may have heard, there is going to be a huge live event for Xiaomi this coming 29th March.
Let us get this clear, the Surge S1 is not a flagship processor, and Xiaomi has not revealed any new information about this new chipset yet. It is entirely possible this is a budget or an upper-midrange processor.
This “mega launch” event is huge for the company, and among other things that were announced, were new phones like a new Xiaomi Mi Mix phone and the Mi 11 Ultra, Pro and Lite. It is said that the new Mi Mix is a foldable phone, making it the first foldable for Xiaomi and would compete against rivals Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Huawei Mate X2