Xiaomi today announced its very first in-house developed mobile SoC, the Surge S1. Along with the chipset, it also announced the first smartphone to be powered by the SoC, the Mi 5c.
The Xiaomi Mi 5c features a 5.15” display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution and up to 550 nit brightness. It runs on the Surge S1 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, with the Mali-T860 GPU. In terms of memory, the Mi 5c features 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. It also includes a fingerprint scanner embedded on the front, 12MP primary camera, 8MP selfie camera, and a 2860mAh capacity battery. It will be shipping with Android 7.0 Nougat-based MIUI 8 out of the box next month in China for a price tag of 1499 Yuan ($218).
Xiaomi also announced the budget Redmi 4X smartphone today. The Redmi 4X features a 5-inch HD display and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz. Two memory configurations will be on offer – 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM and 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM. In the camera department, the Redmi 4X comes with a 13MP camera at the back and a 5MP camera on the front. It also comes with a 4100mAh battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI 8. The 2GB RAM version of the Redmi 4X has been priced at 699 Yuan ($100), while the 3GB RAM version will cost 899 Yuan ($130) at launch in China next month.