Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi Mi 5C smartphone in China priced at CNY 1499 or Rs 14600.
It is quite special for Xiaomi as the Xiaomi Mi 5C is powered by the Xiaomi’s own Surge S1 Octa Core Processor.
There were several leaks and the processor was earlier named as pinecone but now is referred as Surge S1.
It is manufactured using a 28 Nm process and is clocked at 2.2 GHz. The processor has 4 cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and 4 more Cortex A 53 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz. The processor is accompanied by the Mali T860 GPU with Quad Core architecture.
The processor also comes with a 14 Bit dedicated image signal processor which improves the photography. Xiaomi says that the Surge S1 took about 28 months to develop and can beat the Snapdragon 625 and Helio P10 in performance.
Xiaomi is trying to get in the league of top smartphone makers and want to expand its R&D by working on new technologies.
The metallic Dual sim smartphone will go on sale in China and will be available in 3 different colors Rose Gold , Gold and Black.
The smartphone is quite sleek measuring 7.09 mm in thickness and weighs just 135 grams.
The smartphone comes with a neat look with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button.
The back side has a small circular camera at the top left corner with dual led flash. The Xiaomi Mi 5C comes with 3 GB of Ram and has 64 GB internal storage.
The smartphone offers 5.15 inch Full HD Display with 1920*1080 pixels.
The Xiaomi Mi 5C runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the MiUi 8.0. Xiaomi has also said that the smartphone will soon get the Android Nougat 7.0 update.
The smartphone comes with 12 Mega pixels rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and dual led flash. The device comes with 8 mega pixel front selfie camera.
The Mi 5C has 4G LTE as well as VOLTE support. Lastly, the Xiaomi Mi 5C comes with a 2860 mAH capacity battery and has a USB Type C port.
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