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Xiaomi Mi 5c with brand new surge S1 chipset

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The Xiaomi Mi 5c comes with a 5.15-inch FHD display with 550-nit brightness, backlit controls, and reading mode. The device is slim at 7.09mm and weighs in at just 132gms.

Powering the device with the latest Surge S1 octa-core SoC that is made up of four quad-core A53 clocked at 2.2GHz and four quad-core A53 clocked at 1.4GHz. The phone features a 2,860 mAh battery with fast charging at 9V and 2A over USB-C. There’s only one memory configuration available, which offers 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 64GB of eMMC 5.0 storage.

Xiaomi Mi 5c

The rear camera is a 12MP unit with 1.25 micron pixels, which Xiaomi says improves low-light performance. The phone also supports single-frame HDR. The phone will be upgradeable to Android 7.1. The secondary camera on the Mi 5c is an 8-Megapixel sensor which is complemented by Xiaomi’s beauty mode.

The Mi 5c is backed by a 2860mAh battery which supports 9V 2A fast charging. On the connectivity front Xiaomi Mi 5c supports VoLTE HD calls, baseband upgrade and comes with a 32-bit high-performance DSP for voice processing.

If Xiaomi’s benchmark claims are to be believed, the Surge S1 SoC is much faster than the mid-range Snapdragon 625 in GPU scores and the CPU tests. Overall, the Surge 1 appears to be competitive with the Snapdragon 625.

Xiaomi Mi 5C Specifications:

  • 5.15-inch FHD Display, 550-nit brightness, and Reading mode
  • Octa Core Surge S1 SoC with 3GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal memory
  • 12-Megapixel Primary Sensor, 8-Megapixel Secondary sensor
  • Front Fingerprint, Metal Body, Backlit capacitive buttons
  • Android Nougat 7.1 with MIUI 8
  • 2860mAh battery, supports fast charging


The Xiaomi Mi 5c is priced at EMB 1,499 (apprx. Rs 14,555/$218)

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