MWC 2016: Xiaomi unveils Mi 5 series with Snapdragon 820 CPU
Xiaomi unveils Mi 5 series with Snapdragon 820 CPUXiaomi ENMIU Official English Blog

Xiaomi's recently-unveiled flagship smartphone Mi 5 will reportedly set foot in India next month.

Hugo Barra, Xiaomi's vice president (global operation), while hosting the launch event of Redmi Note 3 in New Delhi, confirmed that the new Xiaomi Mi 5 will be made available in India in April. However, he refrained from revealing the device's price and whether the company will offer all three Mi 5 variants.

This is a welcome move by Xiaomi, considering that the previous flagship phone Mi 4 was released in India more than seven months after its official unveiling in China.

Just a few days ago, Xiaomi Mi 5 went on sale in China. The company said that it received a record 1.6 crore registration. Going by the Mi 5's feature-rich hardware, we expect it to garner similar response in India as well.

For the uninitiated, the new Xiaomi Mi5 series comes in three variants housing different storage and CPU configuration. The top-end model will be called Mi 5 Pro, which comes with Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt memory. On the other hand, the other two variants come with 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820+3GB+32GB and 1.8GHz Snapdragon+3GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Other specifications remain the same in all the three models. They come with 5.15-inch full HD display having fingerprint sensor at the bottom, which also doubles up as the home button, latest Android Marshmallow OS based MIUI v7.0, 16MP Sony IMX298 camera, 4MP snapper on the front, 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Watch this space for more updates.

Key features of Xiaomi Mi 5 series:

Models Xiaomi Mi 5
Display 5.15-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with curved 3D glass having low reflectivity, Sunlight and Night display technology
  • Luminosity: 600 nits
  • Pixel density: 428 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • (Note: Mi 5 Pro will boast Ceramic glass body)
OS Android v6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI v7.0
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core CPU
GPU Adreno 530 GPU
  • Mi 5: 3GB LPDDR4
  • Mi 5 Pro: 4GB LPDDR4
  • Mi5: 32GB/64GB(UFS v2.0)
  • Mi5 Pro: 128GB (USF 2.0)
  • Main: 16MP Sony IMX298 camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), DTI (Deep Trench Isolation) technology, 4-axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), Dual-tone LED flash, Qualcomm Spectra image processor (comes with Snapdragon 820), Sapphire glass lens, 4K video recording
  • Front: 2µm (micro-meter) pixel based 4MP camera
Battery 3000 mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology
Network 4G-LTE
Add-on Metal body, finger-print sensor, dual-SIM slots (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE), NFC (Near Field Communication), IR sensor
Dimensions 144.50 x 69.20 x 7.25 mm
Weight 129 g
Colours Black, gold and white
Price [in China]
  • 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820+3GB+32GB:¥1999 (around $306/€279/Rs 20,965)
  • 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820+3GB+64GB: ¥2299 ($351/€320/Rs 24,111 )
  • 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820+4GB+128GB (Mi 5 Pro): ¥2699 (around $413/€376/28,307)
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