After the launch of Mi MIX, which was one of a kind, the Xiaomi is now back with a more humble phone but with a twist. The company announced their new flagship- Xiaomi Mi 5C with their own chipset, the octa-core Surge S1, and it’s hitting the Chinese mid-range market with a price of 1,499 yuan or about $220 on March 3rd.
The phone features 5.15 inches 1080p display with 94.4 percent NTSC gamut and 550 nit brightness. It has 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 64 GB of storage. Actually, the new chipset seems to consume very less power, that’s why the phone has only 2860mAh battery built in.
Xiaomi claims the S1 Surge outperforms the Snapdragon 625, Qualcomm’s midrange chipset.
Talking about the camera, it has a 12-megapixel camera on the rear and 8-megapixel camera on the front.
As the previous version, it’ll run MIUI, a custom version of Android. It is based on Android 7.1 Nougat.
Actually, the Xiaomi becomes the fourth phone maker to create its own processor, after Apple, Samsung, and Huawei. This will allow the company to produce the phone for cheaper and sell them at a lower cost, in theory only.
- 5.15-inch, 2,560×1,600-resolution display
- 6×2.7×0.27 inches (144.4×70.7×7.1mm)
- 2GHz octa-core Surge S1 processor
- 12-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera
- 3GB RAM
- 64GB of internal memory
- 2,860mAh non-removable battery
- Android 7.1 Nougat
- Rose Gold, Black, Gold variations
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