Xiaomi C Series Mobiles – Mi 5C, MI 6C (Surge S Processor Powered Phones)

Xiaomi Mi5C Goes on Sale in China

Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi Mi 5C smartphone in China priced at CNY 1499 or Rs 14600. It is quite an unusual launch for Xiaomi, as the Mi 5C runs on their first indigenous processor – Surge S1, an Octa-Core SOC.

Xiaomi Mi 5C Powered By Xiaomi's First Surge S1 Processor Launched

There were several leaks, and the processor was earlier referred as pinecone but now is christened it as “Surge S1”.

The processor uses the 28 Nm manufacturing process and comes with a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz. The processor has 4 Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and another 4 Cortex-A 53 cores with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. Besides, the SOC is accompanied by the Mali T860 GPU with Quad-Core architecture.

Xiaomi Surge S1 Processor


Additionally, 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.

Moreover, Xiaomi is trying to get in the league of top smartphone makers and want to expand its R&D by working on new cutting-edge technologies.

Surge S1 CPU Benchmarks


The metallic Dual sim Mi 5C will go on sale in China and will be available in 3 different colors Rose Gold, Gold, and Black.

Let’s talk about the key features of the Mi 5C. The mobile is quite sleek measuring 7.09 mm in thickness and weighs just 135 grams.

Further, it comes with a neat look with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button.

Xiaomi MI 5C Design

Xiaomi Mi 5C

The back side has a small circular camera at the top left corner with dual led flash.

For multitasking and storage, the Xiaomi Mi 5C comes with 3 GB of Ram and has 64 GB internal storage.

Also, for media consumption, it offers a 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. The company has also said that the smartphone will soon get the Android Nougat 7.0 update.

For photography, we have a 12 Megapixels rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and dual led flash. The device comes with an 8-megapixel front selfie camera.

Xiaomi Mi 5C

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.

Xiaomi is also expected to launch the Xiaomi Mi 6C mobile which will feature the second generation of Surge processor which will also be made by Xiaomi.

Xiaomi mostly uses the Qualcomm processors that offers much faster and superior performance in comparison to the rival MediaTek SOC’s.

To Conclude, creating a processor from scratch is a big step for the still young Chinese company and may help them in future growth.


Upcoming – Xiaomi Mi 6C China Launch Specs Price (Surge S2, 6 GB RAM)

Xiaomi is expected to launch a new smartphone in the Chinese market called the Xiaomi Mi 6C. The Mi 6C will be a new variant of the Xiaomi Mi 6 which was launched in China back in April 2017.

Xiaomi every year launches some new variants for the major flagship phones like there is Xiaomi Mi 5C and Mi5X for the Xiaomi Mi5 and now they are expected to launch the Xiaomi Mi 6C.

Xiaomi Mi 6C

The Xiaomi Mi 6C will be the successor to the Xiaomi Mi 5C. Notably, the Xiaomi Mi 5C was the first smartphone to come with the Xiaomi made Surge S1 processor. The Xiaomi Mi 6C is expected to launch with the new Surge S2 Processor.

The news and images of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi6C were shared on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo.

The Surge S1 came with Cortex A53 Octa-Core architecture and was made using 28 Nm process and had a clock speed of 2.2 GHz.

Performance wise the Surge S1 was slightly faster when compared to the Snapdragon 625 Processor but not as energy efficient as the SD 625.


Surge S2 Processor Details

This year the alleged Surge S2 to be used in the Xiaomi Mi 6C is expected to come with Cortex A73 Cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and Cortex A53 Cores clocked at 1.8 GHz.

The Surge S2 Processor will be manufactured using the more advanced 16 Nm process and will make it more energy efficient as well. As per the grape wine, the processor can deliver performance close to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 or 660 which is really an upgrade compared to the Surge S1.

Xiaomi Mi 5C

Xiaomi Mi 5C

Xiaomi Mi 6C Specs and Price

The above image for the Xiaomi Mi 6C was also shared on Chinese social media website and by the looks of it the smartphone seems to be either 5.2 inch or 5.5 inches in screen size and may come with Full HD display.

There is no headphone jack at the bottom but there is a dual speaker grill on each side of a USB Type C port.

The smartphone is going to have a premium metallic design, despite it looks a bit pale in the rendered leaked image and will also have a single rear camera.

As per the leaks, the smartphone will come with a single 12 Megapixel rear camera and there is a 5 Megapixel front selfie shooter.

The Xiaomi Mi 6C will come in two variants:

  • Xiaomi Mi 6C 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage
  • Xiaomi Mi 6C 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage

The price for the MI 6C in China can be 2499 Yuan or Rs. 24,400 for the higher variant and the lower variant can be priced at 2199 YUAN or Rs. 21400 in terms of Indian Rupee.

The Xiaomi Mi 6C can launch in September 2017 in China and is unlikely to reach the Indian market. Xiaomi can launch the Mi 6 in the Indian market and they have recently launched the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 here.

That’s all the details available for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6C, will keep you posted as more leaks emerge for the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone.

Also, Read:

Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 5 Pro in India.

Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 5 With Snapdragon 450 Processor in India.


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