Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S & Snapdragon 845 Combination Was Quite Difficult – Lei Jun

In two days, Xiaomi’s new flagship smartphone – Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S will be released and this will be the first Xiaomi device to sport the flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC. Samsung Galaxy S9 series launched this chip but soon, the MIX 2S will arrive with this processor followed by Xiaomi Mi 7. However, Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun has just revealed that the application of this chip with powerful performance also comes with a host of technical difficulties.

Lei Jun said that using the Snapdragon 845 on the Mi MIX 2S is not as easy as buying the chip. He stated that in the development of a new smartphone, manufacturers often discover that the desired processors are far from complete and this was the case with Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S and SD845. There are numerous bugs to tackle and the workload is very high. This meant that Xiaomi had to test, verify and repair the Snapdragon 845 so that it will be compatible with the Mi MIX 2S.

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In fact, the company had to set up an R&D department in San Diego, United States, last year to ensure the quality and progress of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S project. It assisted Qualcomm in completing the research and development of the Snapdragon 845 and made it better compatible with the Xiiaomi smartphone.  Lei Jun stated that this is a common issue that almost all manufacturers using a chip for the first time encounters.

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  1. Lazar Prodanovic
    March 26, 2018

    While all vendor blobs certainly won’t fit in ideally on any new product & will see vendor improvement over the time this isn’t something for OEM to do or even possible to do. OEM’s in best case with reference guidelines can improve RIL’s and API usage (something that Xiaomi is notoriously bad at). As Samsung managed to done so on even more costume ROM side (with lots more of their own costume property API’s & frameworks that TuchWiz is notoriously known of) the problem lies elsewhere or better say in MiUI; Xiaomi didn’t had Oreo MiUI developed & state of Nugget MiUI is still far from something expected in final product and those are real problems which Lei Jun certainly avoids to discuss about. Future more unified kernel strategy (across large amounts of difference phone models) Xiaomi used can not fit in any more because of project Treble so they had to go the normal straight way this time around which wouldn’t be a big problem thanks to unified kernel infrastructure regardless of OEM that Oreo actually requires that is if they had enough developers employed (only couple capable one’s per a device) in the first place which we know it isn’t the case.

  2. Bailey
    March 26, 2018

    Sorry can i ask what are the major problems with Oreo on MIUI? Because i don’t appear to have any apart from G+ gives me 2 notifications for the same thing. I feel like i need to say this again Xiaomi are not interested in pushing the vision that Google has for android they have never been they are only interested in pushing their vision for MIUI if your buying one of their phones and hoping that it sticks to close to what Google put in their phones or for that matter what OEMS might employ go buy a different vendor its not them and has never been them. They only care about using Android as a stepping block for what they want. The only reason they are going the extra mile with treble is bottom line it could effect their sales in the long run