Xiaomi has started working on its in-house chips many years ago. The Surge S1 came with the Mi 5C. Honestly, there were neither positive nor negative comments concerning this chip. But it was a low-end SoC and it was a sin to wait for more from this processor. Anyway, later, Xiaomi announced that it would take many years to create a genuine flagship chip. Last year, Xiaomi launched the Surge C1 image processor. It’s not an SoC but a component of an SoC. The MIX Fold, which debuted this chip, showed that it can process photos faster and better.
According to xiaomiui’s latest findings, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 5 Pro (L1) will be equipped with the next-generation Surge C2 chip, while the basic Xiaomi Mi MIX 5 (L1A) will not.
As we can see in the code, the Mi MIX 5 Pro has the same “MIPISEL” character as the MIX FOLD and the unreleased MIX FLIP. This makes us think that it will come with its own next-generation Surge chip.
By the way, the previously released Surge C1 has a dual filter configuration. Thus, it can realize parallel processing of high and low-frequency signals. At the same time, the signal processing efficiency is increased by 100%. With the self-developed algorithm, the 3A (AF, AWB, AE) performance of the image is greatly improved.
Other than that, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 5 series models will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM8450) chip. The basic version will use a 50MP + 48MP + 48MP (0.5X, 1X, 5X) rear triple-camera. The latter is going to support 12x video and 120x 2x photo zoom. The front-facing camera will have a 48MP lens (possibly using CUP technology). There have been rumors that it is going to use a new generation of under-screen fingerprint technology. Whereas the Pro is expected to come with a periscope telephoto lens. It will support 100x zoom. Presumably, Sony IMX707 or Sony IMX766 will act as the main sensor in both smartphones.
Apart from all these amazing camera parameters, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 5 is expected to use Xiaomi’s newly-announced Surge P1 chip. As you should know, thanks to special technology, it provides up to 120W fast charging.
Generally talking, the MIX series has been the pioneer in the genuine full-screen smartphones niche. So with every iteration, users want to see more innovations that will make the phone truly full-screen. In this sense, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 5 might sport the much-awaited under-screen camera technology. As for the rest of the rumors, there is every reason to think they could appear on the phone.