Surge C1, Xiaomi’s first visual chip, does not burden the processor by performing intensive visual calculations quickly. It also maximizes the photo quality.
Xiaomi, which has become a giant in the smart phone market where it started with a software focus, has gradually started to take on chip design. Actually, we were expecting a smartphone chipset, but the company designed a visual processor in the first place.
What does Xiaomi Surge C1 offer?
Xiaomi Surge C1 chip is the last fruit of the R&D adventure that the company started with an investment of around $ 25 million. He took a break from this adventure that he started with Surge S1 in the past years. After the news that the work has resumed, the Surge C1 visual processing chip was a surprise this week.
Surge C1 is the company’s first customized visual processing chip. We see a similar project on the Google front. The fact that the mobile chip industry is surrounded by bone players such as Qualcomm and MediaTek has led companies to the camera side, which will provide a significant advantage in differentiation.
Xiaomi Surge C1 chip is the visual brain of the Mi MIX FOLD model. The chip, which is soldered to the motherboard, uses a specially developed algorithm. The company states that they have been working on an energy-efficient visual chip for two years. The special algorithm is named 3A.
The algorithm regulates auto focus in bright and dark environments, while combining automatic white balance and automatic exposure to increase dynamic range in complex lighting conditions.
The dual filter configuration helps to process low and high frequencies in parallel. Thus, 100 percent signal efficiency is achieved. As a result, the best visual quality is achieved.
More developments are expected in smartphone cameras in the coming period. In this respect, the Xiaomi Surge project will be a long-lasting project. Considering the Xiaomi sub-brands, it is likely to be a widespread use.