Xiaomi Mi 5c launched with in-house Surge S1 processor

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Xiaomi Global recently unveiled their latest smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 5c with their in-house SoC the Surge S1. The processor which was previously rumored to be named “Pinecone” has been launched as “Surge”. Here are some other things the latest smartphone from Xiaomi brings to the table.

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The Xiaomi Mi 5C packs a 5.15 inch Full HD IPS display with a pixel density of 428PPI. The display also is covered by Gorilla Glass 4 giving it protection against drops and scratches. The Mi 5c comes encased in a uni-body aluminum shell which not only looks good but also feels premium in the hands. Under the hood, the phone packs its own in-house octa-core Surge S1 processor along with the Mali-T860MP4 GPU. The processor is backed by 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

In the camera side of things, the Mi 5c packs a f/2.2 12MP rear camera accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash. The phone also has a f/2.2 8MP for all your selfies. Software-wise, the phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat with Xiaomi’s own custom skin, MIUI 8.1 layered on top of it. The Mi 5c also has a fingerprint scanner embedded into its home button for added security. Other sensors include an Accelerometer, Proximity, compass, and a gyroscope. And finally, powering the device all up is a non-user removable 2860mAh battery. This coupled with the in-house power efficient SoC will be more than enough to get users through a full day of moderate to heavy usage without any problems. And if the charge does run out, there is the inclusion of USB Type-C and Fast Charge.

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The Xiaomi Mi 5c will go on sale in China on the 3rd of March for a price of 1499 yuan (US$ 218). There is no doubt the phone will make its way to Nepal in the near future. But like all Xiaomi products, it will be priced very high at around Rs 50,000 here.

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