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China: Xiaomi soon to become one of world’s top smartphone titans - CEO Lei Jun02:21

China: Xiaomi soon to become one of world’s top smartphone titans - CEO Lei Jun

China, Beijing
February 28, 2017 at 19:21 GMT -00:00 · Published

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said that Chinese technology giant Xiaomi was about to join the world’s largest three smartphone producers - Apple, Samsung and Huawei - after becoming the fourth company in the world to start producing its own in-house chipset. Lei Jun introduced the manufacturer’s own processor chip during a launch event held at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, Tuesday.

During the event, Xiaomi announced the Surge S1, the company’s first in-house chipset, thereby becoming only the fourth smartphone manufacturer in the world to have its own chip designed and developed internally.

Calling this the technology giant’s “pinnacle achievement," Lei Jun added that no costs or efforts would be spared to put Xiaomi on the same level as the other titans.

The Surge S1, which already comes equipped in Xiaomi’s newest device, the Mi 5C, has a high-performance oct-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with a big.LITTLE design, incorporating four 2.2GHz cores and four 1.4Ghz cores. In the Geekbench benchmark the Surge 1 outperformed other chipsets in its range such as Snapdragon 625. It is also capable of heavy graphic performance and 4K video.

China: Xiaomi soon to become one of world’s top smartphone titans - CEO Lei Jun02:21
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Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said that Chinese technology giant Xiaomi was about to join the world’s largest three smartphone producers - Apple, Samsung and Huawei - after becoming the fourth company in the world to start producing its own in-house chipset. Lei Jun introduced the manufacturer’s own processor chip during a launch event held at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, Tuesday.

During the event, Xiaomi announced the Surge S1, the company’s first in-house chipset, thereby becoming only the fourth smartphone manufacturer in the world to have its own chip designed and developed internally.

Calling this the technology giant’s “pinnacle achievement," Lei Jun added that no costs or efforts would be spared to put Xiaomi on the same level as the other titans.

The Surge S1, which already comes equipped in Xiaomi’s newest device, the Mi 5C, has a high-performance oct-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with a big.LITTLE design, incorporating four 2.2GHz cores and four 1.4Ghz cores. In the Geekbench benchmark the Surge 1 outperformed other chipsets in its range such as Snapdragon 625. It is also capable of heavy graphic performance and 4K video.

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