Xiaomi Mi 5c with In-House Surge S1 SoC launched: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

Xiaomi Mi 5c 1Xiaomi on Tuesday announced its latest mid-range smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 5c at an event in China. The device is one of the special launches of the company as it is powered by Xiaomi’s first in-house processor, called the Surge S1. The processor was announced by the company at the same launch event.

Coming to the Xiaomi Mi 5c, it is the successor of Mi 4c which was announced back in 2015. It features the same 5.15-inch 1080p display from JDI with 1.6mm ultra narrow bezels. The Mi 5c is priced at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 14,600) and will be available to purchase starting from March 3 in Rose Gold, Gold, and Black colour options.

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The device sports a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) curved glass display with a pixel density of 428ppi and has 64GB of inbuilt memory coupled with 3GB of RAM for quick multi-tasking feature. There is a support for dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) cards and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8.

The device has a unibody metal design, yet weighs just 135 grams. It has a 12-megapixels shooter on the rear side with large 1.25-micron pixels, an f/2.2 aperture, and LED flash. On the front, there is an 8-megapixels camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and 27mm wide-angle lens. It packs a 2860mAh battery with support for 9V/2A fast charging that promises full day battery backup. Like the Xiaomi Mi 5, the Mi 5c also features a fingerprint scanner underneath the physical home button in the front. The various connectivity options available within the device are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm audio jack, and FM radio.

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To let you know, Xiaomi also introduced Redmi 4X, its latest budget smartphone in the Redmi series at the same event. The specifications of the device includes a 5-inch HD display, 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 processor, 2GB/3GB RAM, Hybrid dual SIM support, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and a 4100mAh battery support.