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Xiaomi finally announced their first phone which will equip their own SoC (System-on-Chip), the Mi 5C.


The Chinese company is the fourth smartphone manufacturer with its own self-developed chipset, known as the Surge S1.

The Xiaomi Mi 5C is just a mid-range smartphone which has a design and aesthetics of a premium build that it might be confused for a high end / flagship phone.

The Mi 5C comes with a 5.15-inch 1080p display from JDI (Japan Display) which is surrounded by ultra-narrow 1.66mm bezels. It is powered by Xiaomi’s Surge S1 chip which is an octa-core made up Cortex A53 cores. The device also packs 3GB of RAM as well as 64GB of storage on the box.

Surge S1 CPU/GPU benchmarks. Image retrieved from source.

>> We can say here that the Surge S1 SoC is somehow a powerful chip. However, it can’t stand off against its closest competitor: the MediaTek P20.

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

The Mi 5C will begin sales on March 3 at 1499 Yuan in China ($220/Php11k).

There were no words for availability on the rest of the world as of this moment.

Source: NoypiGeeks