The very first Xiaomi Mi 5c teardown surfaced in China, courtesy of IT168. The Xiaomi Mi 5c is the first smartphone to ship with Xiaomi’s very own SoC, the Pinecone Surge S1. This smartphone got announced on February 28th alongside the aforementioned processor, and it has been available in China ever since, while it costs 1,499 Yuan ($218) in the country. This is a mid-range smartphone, and is more or less a showcase device for the company’s mid-range processor.
If you take a look at the gallery down below, you’ll be able to see the whole teardown process of the Xiaomi Mi 5c, and a first glance at the company’s processor. Now, the procedure begins by removing the SIM card tray which is placed on the left-hand side, after which the phone’s back strip on the back needs to be removed, which will give you access to a number of screws. You will get access to the phone’s battery really quickly, after you remove the screws and the back cover of the device after that. It will take a couple of additional steps to access the device’s SoC, as you can see in the gallery down below. The Xiaomi Mi 5c was not that difficult to disassemble, according to the source, so it should not be that difficult to repair if something goes wrong, though you should not do that on your own if you do not know what you’re doing, of course, especially if the phone is under warranty, considering that it will certainly void your warranty. Images down below can be of use when it comes to repairs, though, which is the whole point of these teardowns.
The Xiaomi Mi 5c is a metal-clad smartphone which resembles the XIaomi Mi 5 from the front, and the Xiaomi Mi 5s from the back. This handset sports a 5.15-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, along with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable internal storage. This handset also packs a 2,860mAh battery, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. An 8-megapixel snapper is placed on the front side of this smartphone, and we’re still not sure which variant of Android ships on top of it, but you’re getting Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 OS here, that’s for sure. Fast charging is a part of this package, in case you were wondering, and the phone is quite thin at 7.09mm. This handset is officially available only in China at the moment, we’ll see if Xiaomi plans to release it in some other markets.