Xiaomi announced Mi5c, its latest smartphone at MWC 2017

Posted on Mar 31 2017 - 1:30pm by Daniel Fisher

Xiaomi launched Mi5c smartphone with its in-house chipset ‘Surge S1’ making it the fourth smartphone manufacturer in the world to create an in-house chipset. Xiaomi’s first SoC chipset and its bid to reduce its reliance on industry suppliers like Qualcomm, and build customization and differentiation into its phones. That is important because 2016 was not a great year for the company, it stopped to providing annual shipment numbers amid reports that sales had dropped below the 70 million-plus it sold in 2015. Xiaomi thinks a new strategy, which includes designing its own silicon — something only Samsung, Huawei and Apple currently do — and growing its offline retail presence can turn things around.

Xiaomi Mi5c

Xiaomi Mi5c

Xiaomi Mi5c Smartphone Design

The Mi5c is a mid-range, high-performance Android smartphone that measures 144.38 x 69.68×7.09mm and weighs 135 grams. This Android phone shows off a sleek and minimalistic form factor defined by its unibody structure, smooth sides and ultra-thin design. Meanwhile, it lightweight design and matte finish enable it to deliver a comfortable and firm grip. Three gorgeous color options enable it to match different aesthetic tastes.

Xiaomi Mi5c Smartphone Features

The smartphone comes equipped with Xiaomi’s first chipset: Surge S1. The chipset is features an octa-core processor and Mail-T860 quad-core GPU plus 3GB RAM and 64GB ROM in order to handle various apps, games and multi tasking.

Moreover, its 5.15″ LCD display features automatic 2048 brightness levels, up to 550-nit brightness, 94.4% NTSC gamut, as well as 1929 x 1080 resolution and 428 ppi pixel density for a comfortable mobile viewing experience.

Furthermore, Xiaomi Mi5c has a 12MP rear camera with 1.25mm pixel size sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 72mm wide-angle lens, and Surge ISP algorithm so it’s able to bring you high-quality phonegraphy. Its 8-megapixel front-facing camera is design for beautiful selfies.

In addition, other features also include USB-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, fingerprint sensor, 2860mAh rechargeable battery with Surge fast charging technology.

Xiaomi Mi5c Smartphone Price

Xiaomi Mi5c will be available for ¥1,499 (approx US$218), but detailed release date has not been unveiled.