Mi 5c with Octa-Core Xiaomi Surge S1 SoC, 5.15" FHD Display Announced


Xiaomi earlier today at a special event organized by firm in China launched its "first in-house" Surge S1 octa-core processor with Mali-T860 GPU. Now, the company has announced the first smartphone to pack its new processor called Mi 5c, succesor of Mi 4c released last year.

It features same 5.15-inch full-HD display with improved brightness, the rear camera however has been lowered from 13MP to 12MP and the battery capacity from 3,080mAh to 2,860mAh. The phone is clad in a metal unibody that measures just 7.09mm at its thinnest point, weighing 135 grams.

On the positive side, the new Mi 5c runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box with MIUI 8.0 on top. The company also promise to release Android 7.1.1 update in near future. The phone has dedicated dual SIM slots and harbors a fingerprint sensor beneath the home button.

Xiaomi Mi 5c Specifications

  • 5.15-inch JDI curved glass display with full-HD (1920x1080) resolution, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 550 nits brightness
  • 64-bit 2.2GHz octa-core Xiaomi Surge S1 processor, Mali-T860 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage (non-expandable)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, 6P lens 27-mm wide angle lens
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture, 27-mm wide-angle lens
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, MIUI 8.0
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual SIM
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.1, 4G LTE + VoLTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, GPS/A-GPS, FM radio, IR sensor, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 2,860mAh/2,810mAh (non removable), fast charging
  • Dimensions: 144.38 x 69.68 x7.09 mm
  • Weight: 135 grams
  • Colour(s): Gold, Rose Gold, Black

The Xiaomi Mi 5c carries a price tag of CNY 1499 ($128 USD). It will be available from March 3 in China.
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