Xiaomi Mi 5c announced with company’s in-house Surge S1 SoC and 3 GB RAM

After announcing the Mi 5 and Mi 5s last year, Xiaomi has today announced the Mi 5c at an event held in Beijing, China.


The Xiaomi Mi 5c is powered by the company’s in-house Surge S1 octa-core processor which is paired with 3 GB RAM and backed by Mali-T860 GPU. The Surge S1, which was being referred to as Pinecone until now, was also announced today along with the Mi 5c, and, the Mi 5c is the first smartphone that is powered by the Surge S1.


The Mi 5c sports a 5.15-inch Full-HD display and runs on MIUI 8. The device has a metallic uni-body design and weighs 132 grams at a thickness of 7.09 mm. The device also has a fingerprint scanner at the front which is housed on the home button.

Xiaomi Mi 5c specifications:

  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Surge S1 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • GPU: Mali-T860
  • Operating System: MIUI 8 (upgradeable to Android 7.1 Nougat in March)
  • Display: 5.15-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with 550-nits brightness
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP with 1.25 μm pixel size, Single-frame HDR and LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • SIM: Dual Nano SIM
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Type-C
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner
  • Colors: Rose Gold, Gold, Black
  • Battery: 2860 mAh with 9V/2A Fast Charging

Xiaomi Mi 5c Price and Availability:

  • Price: ¥1499 (around $220/₹14,500)
  • Availability: Will go on sale in China from next month