Xiaomi Mi 5C with Surge S1 in-house SoC announced

Xiaomi finally achieved a monumental feat by joining the league of mobile phone manufacturers who has their own in-house processor. Xiaomi is only the fourth phone maker with its own self-developed chipset. The processor which is known as Surge S1 also made its first appearance inside a smartphone accompanied by the name Xiaomi Mi 5C.

The Xiaomi Mi 5C is a mid-range smartphone which has a design and premium build that could get it confused for a flagship. The phone comes with a 5.15-inch 1080p JDI display which is surrounded by ultra-narrow 1.66mm bezels. The Mi 5C is powered by a Surge S1 chip which is an octa-core architecture made up of four Cortex-A53 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. The device equally packs 3GB of RAM as well as 64GB of storage onboard.

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Still on the hardware side, the Mi 5C features a 12-megapixel rear sensor with large 1.25um pixels enabling better low-light photography and LED flash. The handset also packs a 2,860mAh battery and has a weight of 134g.

The Xiaomi Mi 5C goes on sale on March 3 at 1499 Yuan ($220) in China. Availability for the rest of the world is unknown as of the moment.


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