Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi slashed the price of the company's flagship smartphone, the Mi 5, in India on Tuesday. This comes just a week after the company announced ¥200 (around Rs. 2,000) reduction in the price for the Mi 5 series in its home market, China.
The 32GB variant of the Mi 5 is priced at ¥1,799 (roughly Rs. 18,100), while the 64GB model costs ¥2,099 (around Rs. 21,100). Even the price of the top-end model, the Mi 5 Pro (with 4G RAM+128GB storage), was reduced to ¥2,499 (around Rs. 25,200).
In India, starting today, Xiaomi Mi 5 (32GB) will cost Rs. 22,999, Rs. 2,000 less than the original MRP of Rs. 24,999, thus making it more compelling for consumers to buy the feature-rich smartphone. Interested buyers can log on to e-commerce sites Flipkart, Mi.com, or head to brick-and-mortar stores to avail the offer.
Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 5.15-inch full HD display with physical home button, which also doubles up as the fingerprint-based screen unlock system. It runs latest Android Marshmallow OS based MIUI v7.0 backed by 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU, 3GB RAM and 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 registered a shipment of 880,000 Redmi Note 3 units via online channels in the second quarter of 2016 (April-June).
As per Xiaomi, it is also the highest-shipped smartphone ever in the history of India's online market in any given quarter. The company has so far sold 1.75 million units of the Redmi Note 3 in India since its launch in March.
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 technologyLuminosity: 600 nits
|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 LPDDR4Mi 5 Pro: 4GB LPDDR4|
|Storage||Mi5: 32GB/64GB(UFS v2.0)Mi5 Pro: 128GB (USF 2.0)|
|Battery||3000 mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology|
|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|
|Colours||Black and white|
|Price [only one model is launching in India]||
[Indian Model: 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core CPU+3GB RAM+ 32GB storage]