MWC 2016: Xiaomi unveils Mi 5 series with Snapdragon 820 CPU
[Representational Image] Xiaomi Mi 5 Black goes on sale in India. In Picture: Xiaomi Mi 5Xiaomi ENMIU Official English Blog [Press Kit]

The long awaited Xiaomi's flagship Mi 5 black variant was finally released in India on Friday.The company via Facebook confirmed the launch of the new black Xiaomi Mi 5 in the country and also promised to roll-out the golden variant soon.

"You've been asking, now it's here! The beautiful Mi 5 in black is now available at Amazon India and Flipkart. Go get it this instant!," Xiaomi India said on Facebook.

Except the colour, the design language and the internal hardware of the new black model is the same as seen inside the white variant and costs Rs. 24,999.

Xiaomi Mi sports a 5 5.15-inch full HD display with physical home button, which also doubles up as the fingerprint-based screen unlock system and runs latest Android Marshmallow OS based MIUI v7.0 backed by 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage.

It also boasts a 16MP Sony IMX298 camera on the back, a 4MP front snapper and a 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Xiaomi Mi 5 Black goes on sale in IndiaXiaomi India (Mi India) via Facebook

In a related development, Xiaomi is hosting an event in New Delhi to launch the 6.44-inch metal-clad Mi Max, the company's biggest smartphone, on June 30.

Read more: Xiaomi Mi Max set for launch in India

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 2.15GHz/1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core CPU
GPU Adreno 530 GPU
RAM
  • Mi 5: 3GB LPDDR4
  • Mi 5 Pro: 4GB LPDDR4
Storage
  • Mi5: 32GB/64GB(UFS v2.0)
  • Mi5 Pro: 128GB (USF 2.0)
Camera
  • 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 and white
Price [only one model is launching in India] 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820+3GB+32GB: Rs. 24,999
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