Xiaomi has announced their latest smartphone, the Mi 5c which is a successor to the Mi 4c. The Mi 5C is going to be the first smartphone to be powered by 2.2GHz Octa-Core Surge S1 processor which Xiaomi’s own Processor. The Mi 5C sports a 5.15-inch FullHD display having ultra narrow bezels of just 1.6mm. The smartphone is powered by a 2.2GHz Xiaomi surge S1 64-bit Octa-Core processor with quad-core Mali-T860 GPU coupled with 3GB LPDDR3 RAM with 64GB internal storage.
The device comes with unibody metal design and not the glass body design as its flagship Mi 5, with their own SoC they are capable of optimizing the backlight up to 2048 brightness adjustment levels and the Surge ISP algorithm helps in enhancing the light sensitivity by 150% when taking pictures. The Xiaomi Mi 5c sports a 12MP rear camera with LED flash having 1.25 um pixel size and f/2.2 aperture along with an 8MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Specification of Xiaomi Mi 5C:
- Display: 5.15-inch Full HD curved glass display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels
- Processor: 2.2GHz Xiaomi Surge S1 64-bit Octa-Core processor with quad-core Mali-T860 GPU
- RAM and Storage: 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 64GB (eMMC 5.0) internal storage
- Camera: 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1.25 μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens 27-mm wide angle lens and an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 27 mm wide-angle lens
- OS: Android Marshmallow with MIUI 8, upgradable to Android 7.1 (Nougat)
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 2860mAh (typical) / 2810mAh (minimum) built-in battery with fast charging
The Xiaomi Mi 5c comes with Android Marshmallow OS based on MIUI 8 which the company will be upgraded to Android 7.1 Nougat in March. The smartphone will be powered by a 2860mAh battery with 9V/2A fast charging. It sports a Home button on the front of the device sporting the Fingerprint sensor.
The Xiaomi Mi 5c will be available in Rose Gold and Black colors and is priced at 1499 yuan which is approximately US$ 218 or Rs. 14,500. It will be going on sale from March 3rd in China and no details about the sale in other regions like India.