Xiaomi is all set to release its flagship device, the Mi 5, a week after it was unveiled at the recently-concluded Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016) in Barcelona, Spain. First sale of the much-hyped device will start in China on Tuesday.
Xiaomi Mi 5 caught the attention of Xiaomi fans and gadget lovers alike at the MWC event with its powerful specifications, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
The Chinese smartphone maker has claimed the Mi 5 received a record over 14.4 million registrations in just five days after it was opened for pre-orders following its announcement on Feb. 24, reported GizmoChina.
Xiaomi Mi 5 will now hit Chinese stores at 10 a.m. (local time) on Tuesday, March 1. Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra has confirmed that the device will be released in India very soon without revealing tentative date, but it is still not known whether it will come to the United States and Europe or not.
The next-generation device from Xiaomi is expected to receive good response from gadget lovers around the globe for more reasons than one. It has the look, good specifications and is reasonably priced.
The Mi 5 comes in three models. The Mi 5 Pro is priced at ¥2699 (around $413/€376/Rs 28,307), while 32GB model of Mi 5 comes with a price tag of ¥1999 (around $306/€279/Rs 20,965) and the 64GB model costs ¥2299 ($351/€320/Rs 24,111).
Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 5.15-inch full HD screen with 1,920x1,080 pixel (428 ppi pixel density) and features a fingerprint censor and a home button. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI v7.0, a 32GB/64GB internal memory and 3GB RAM model and a 128GB internal storage and 4GB RAM variant. It also has a 6MP Sony IMX298 main camera, a 4MP front-snapper with 2µm pixel size and a 3,000mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.