The Surge S1 was launched in February. It is based on eight cores 4 of which are clocked at a 2.2GHz frequency and the next 4 A53 cores run at 1.4GHz. The chip is also paired with a Mali-T860 MP4 GPU. Not bad, but it is only capable of fighting against mid-range chips. As for the second-gen Xiaomi Surge S2 SoC, it’s said to come in Q3, 2017 and it will run on 16nm process technology. This is not the fastest technology, but it’s the way better than what the Surge S1 comes with.
The Surge S2 is thought to appear on the Xiaomi Mi 6C and 6S. They are considered to come in Q4, 2017. So the news as the second-gen Xiaomi chip is about to enter production sound quite realistic. But what’s more important – the Xiaomi Surge S2 should be able to make competition to higher chips such as Snapdragon 825.