Xiaomi Mi 5c smartphone is now officially unveiled in China. The device is Xiaomi’s first in-house processor, called the Surge S1. The new octa-core Surge S1 SoC is built on the 28nm process and runs up to 2.2GHz.

The new smartphone also features a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) curved glass display with a pixel density of 428ppi, 64GB inbuilt storage, and supports dual-SIM cards.

The Xiaomi Mi 5c runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8, and packs a 2860mAh battery with fast charging support. Xiaomi claims that the device is upgradable to Android 7.1 Nougat.

The device also sports a 12-megapixel camera with large 1.25-micron pixels, a f/2.2 aperture, and LED flash. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 aperture, and 27mm wide-angle lens. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm audio jack, and FM radio.

The Surge S1 Processor includes a Mali-T860 quad-core GPU. There’s also a 32-bit DSP for better voice processing for calls, and also dual microphones for noise reduction. It also brings support for VoLTE.

The Xiaomi Mi 5c sports a metal unibody with Rose Gold, Gold, and Black color options. It will be made available in China on March 3 at CNY 1,499 ($212).


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