Have you ever heard about the Surge S1 processor? Probably not, it's a proprietary Xiaomi processor. It was installed in only one model Xiaomi Mi 5C and was not enthusiastically received by the market. That's why he died a natural death and went into oblivion, but Xiaomi wants him to rise from the ashes like a phoenix.
Xiaomi is making another attempt to introduce its own processor
The Songguo Electronics company, which all shares belong to Xiaomi Company today announced that it has formed an agreement with Zhongtian Microsystems Co. Ltd., which belongs to Alibaba. No, this is not a Polish rapper, it is a company that is responsible for millions of Poles.
The companies have established cooperation and will use the Zhongtianwei RISC-V CPU processor base. To create a new, competitive SoC. The Zhongtian chipset architecture is ready for mass production. Xiaomi may soon present a new smartphone with its "own" proprietary processor. I hope that if this happens, this device will achieve greater success in the market than Mi 5C.
Xiaomi takes an example from the Korean giant, Samsung and also tries to create their SoC. In my opinion, several dozen months will pass before the Xiaomi processor will be able to compete with the top processors from Qualcomm, eg Snapdragon 845, just like Exynos from Samsung does.