According to the Chinese profile portal Mydrivers, Xiaomi will show Xiaomi Mi 7 and Xiaomi Mi 6X models at the Mobile World Congress 2018, and with them a new Xiaomi Surge S2 processor.
What was told
The single-chip Surge S2 system will become the heart of the Xiaomi Mi 6X smartphone and is made on a 16-nanometer process technology by the TSMC manufacturer. The new mobile chip will receive four cores Cortex-A73 with a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz and four Cortex-A53 with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz. Graphical processor accelerator - Mali-G71 MP8. In addition, Xiaomi Surge S2 will provide support for RAM type LPDDR4 and flash memory UFS 2.1. Under the data of the same source, the new mobile Xiaomi processor is comparable in power to the Kirin 960 chip.
Xiaomi Mi 6X or Xiaomi Mi A2
Recently we published the first renderings of the unannounced smartphone Xiaomi Mi 6X , and now it is believed that it will be released under the name Xiaomi Mi A2. The logic is that the Mi 5X and Mi A1 are the same smartphone, only for different markets and with different OSes. The same should happen with the updated model - in the Asian market the device will be called Xiaomi Mi 6X, and to us and to the international market it will come (possibly again on "clean" Android) under the name Xiaomi Mi A2.
Read in Russian: Опубликованы характеристики процессора Xiaomi Surge S2