Xiaomi’s Mi 5C becomes the first phone to come with company’s first processor


Xiaomi the Chinese technology giant following the footsteps of Apple and its local rival Huawei, in an announcement made on Tuesday in Beijing unveiled its upcoming phone Mi 5C — a phone packed with the company’s first in-house processor, namely the Surge S1.

The recently unveiled smartphone by Xiaomi called Mi 5C can be seen as a cheaper and a less power packed version of the company’s prestigious smartphone the Mi5 which was unveiled last year. Mi 5C comprises of a 5.15-inch screen along with 3GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 2,860mAh battery as compared to the last year’s excellent flagship phone Mi 5 which had  4GB of RAM, 16-megapixel rear camera and 3,000mAh battery.

However, the company’s latest smartphone the Mi 5C clearly takes away on price as the smartphone on its launch which is set for March 3 in China will cost just 1,500 yuan, which turns out to around $220, AU$280 and £175, which is so good and better on the pretext 0of pricing than the last year launched Mi 5 which had a price tag of 2,700 yuan ($400, AU$500, £315).

The Mi 5C is the latest smartphone by the Chinese tech giant which packs, Xiaomi’s own 2.2GHz Surge S1 chipset, built by the company’s own subsidiary called as Pinecone, which was started two years ago. Xiaomi asserts on the fact that the S1 Surge outperforms the Snapdragon 625, Qualcomm’s midrange chipset.

The Mi 5C key specifications:

  • 5.15-inch, 2,560×1,600-resolution display
  • 5.6×2.7×0.27 inches (144.4×70.7×7.1mm)
  • 2.2GHz octa-core Surge S1 processor
  • 12 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB of internal memory
  • 2,860mAh non-removable battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Rose Gold, Black, Gold variations

The phone will run on a customized version of Android professedly called as MIUI just like the previous phones from the innovative Chinese electronics company. The phone is based on Android 7.1 Nougat, the version which was first unveiled in the market by tech giant Google through its Pixel flagship phones.

Following Apple, Samsung and Huawei, now Xiaomi becomes the fourth phone maker to create its own processors. Launching phones with its own processors will now let the company create phones for much cheaper rates which will further allow the company to sell them with a much lower price tag. That’ll give it a genuinely necessary aggressive edge in China, where it slid from No. 1 to No. 5 last year.

The Mi 5C’s China-selectiveness implies you won’t have the capacity to get it from your local bearer, however it won’t take ache for the telephone to fly up on outsider online retailers.