Xiaomi announces Mi 5c as well as a brand new affordable device called Redmi 4X. To remind you, Xiaomi has also unveiled its first ever home-brewed System-On-a-Chip called Surge S1. The Mi 5c is powered by this new chipset. Learn more details about the handset below.
Mi 5c: Stylish, Powerful, yet affordable flagship
Mi 5c can be referred as a cost-effective version of Mi 5 or Mi 5s. However, it comes with a full metal aluminum body that measures 7.09mm thick and overall weighs in at 132g. The aluminum shell houses 5.15” IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution and 550 nits of brightness. Xiaomi proudly says that Mi 5c comes with 2048 brightness levels, thanks to Surge S1 chip. Since it’s an in-house designed chipset, Xiaomi managed to tweak it at chip level for better performance and features.
The device offers 3GB Dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM and 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage. It runs Android-based MIUI 8.x on top. There is a fingerprint sensor located at up front. The device sports 12MP rear shooter with 1.25-micron pixel size. The sensor supports Single-frame HDR functionality for balanced photos. Mi 5c packs 2860mAh battery with 9C/2A fast charging. It has been priced at RMB 1499 in China.
Mi 5c supports following bands:
- China Mobile 2G/3G/4G supports VoLTE 16Khz
- China Unicom 2G
- TD–SCDMA 34/39
- TDD–LTE 38/39/40/41
Mi 5c comes in three color options – Pink, Gold, and Black. It will be available soon in China. No information yet on global availability.
Redmi 4X is company’s newest affordable smartphone. It comes with a full metal body that boasts 5-inch display at the front. Under the hood, the device is powered by Snapdragon 435 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz and Adreno 505 GPU. The CPU has paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. However, there is a microSD slot for storage expansion.
Redmi 4X runs Android-based MIUI 8.x out of the box. It offers 4G LTE, WiFi n, Bluetooth, GPS. The key selling point of Redmi 4X would be its non-removable 4100mAh battery. It should last 18 days on standby as well as two days of “daily usage” as per Xiaomi. It comes in various color options – Black, Gold, and Pink. Xiaomi will be selling Redmi 4X in two SKUs 2GB + 16GB, which will be sold for ￥699 ($102) and 3GB+32 GB variant will go on sale for ￥899 ($130) in China very soon.