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Xiaomi’s Mi 5c Is Their First Pinecone-powered Phone

Yesterday Xiaomi officially unveiled their new in-house processor, the Pinecone Surge S1. While that’s impressive In and of itself, announcing a new processor without a phone to go with it would be odd. That’s why the Chinese company also announced today the Mi 5c, the first phone in their lineup to use the new chipset.

Xiaomi Mi 5c

  • Pinecone Surge S1 octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 64GB of storage
  • 5.15-inch JDI display, 1600 x 2560 resolution
  • 12-megapixel front camera. 1.25mu pixel size, f/2.2 aperture lens, ultra-sensitivity, LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera. f/2.0 aperture lens
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint reader, 9V/2A quick charge support
  • 2,860mAh battery


The new phone sports a 5.15-inch JDI display and 1600 x 2560 resolution panel, as well as the company’s new Surge S1 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 12-megapixel, 1.25u ultra-light sensitive rear camera, metal body and a 2860mAh battery.

The new phone retails at around RMB 1,499 (Php 10.9K) in China.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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