As we know Xiaomi has released its first own processor smartphone Xiaomi MI5C with Surge S1 Soc. When it starts to sell, it has been sold out in seconds in China. But for mi fans from other countries, we need to buy it from 3rd party resellers, like Gearbest, Geekbuying, tomtop, etc, which have started to sell it. But do you know if the network frequency is compatible with your local place?
Recently, we find Geekbuying starts to sell Xiaomi MI5C at $289.99. In terms of network frequency, Xiaomi MI5C supports 2G:GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz(GSM 2/3/8), 3G:TD–SCDMA 34/39 and 4G:TDD–LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 MHz(TDD–LTE 38/39/40/41), which can only work with China Mobile, but most countries can support FDD-LTE, not TD-LTE, we have to wait for Xiaomi to release Xiaomi MI5C supports China UNICOM FDD-LTE, then Xiaomi MI5C can be the best dream for us to buy.
Therefore, if you buy Xiaomi MI5C without checking network frequency clearly, you may only support 2G signal outside of China,even can’t use 3G or 3G+ on this premium unit. This kind of issue has happened to Redmi Note 4G and MI4. If you still are not sure about your country’s network frequency compatibility with Chinese phone, you can read this article for more details.