Xiaomi Mi 5c
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Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker has unveiled the Mi 5C smartphone at an event in China. This is Xiaomi’s first smartphone to be rocking its homegrown chipset Surge S1.

Mi 5c features a 5.15-inch full-HD JDI panel with minimal bezels to its sides. The device is clad in an all-aluminium unibody chassis.

For hardware, as mentioned earlier, the device is rocking Xiaomi’s homegrown Surge S1 octa-core processor which is paired with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The device comes with 64GB of internal storage. The processor comes with with four ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz. The device also comes with an Mali-T860 quad-core GPU for gaming.

The processor sits in the mid-range, and as per benchmark scores showcased by Xiaomi, it sits over Qualcomm’s power efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset, both in CPU and GPU benchmarks. Surge S1 scores a decent 64,817.

Moreover, it scores a decent 3,399 on GeekBench as opposed to 2,825 by the Snapdragon 625. For graphics, Surge S1 scored 17 on GFX Bench as opposed to 9.9 by Snapdragon 625.

Coming to the optics, the device features a 12-megapixel shooter at the back and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter at the front. Both the cameras are capable of shooting full-HD videos at 30fps.

The device is running on Android 7.1.1. Nougat with Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 skin on top. The device also supports 4G LTE and VoLTE connectivity. Xiaomi Mi 5c is priced at 1,499 Yuan (which is approximately Rs 14,599) and is available in Rose Gold, Gold, and Black colours.

Along with the Xiaomi Mi 5c, the Chinese smartphone maker also released the Redmi 4X. The smartphone is the little sibling of the recently unveiled Redmi Note 4X. The device features a 5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass for added protection and durability.

For hardware, the device is rocking Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 chipset paired with Adreno 505 GPU. The device is available in two storage and RAM configurations- 2GB RAM/16GB storage, and 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage. Both variants also get an option for microSD expandability.

For optics, the 4X gets a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash at the back, as well as a 5-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. This is a dual-SIM device with support for 4G LTE and VoLTE. The device is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 skin on top.

The Redmi 4X with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage is priced at 699 Yuan (approximately Rs 6,799) while the 3GB RAM plus 32GB storage variant is priced at 899 Yuan (approximately Rs 8,799).