Xiaomi is planning to manufacture its own custom chipset for the first time since 2017

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

Source: AndroidCentral