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The much-awaited Xiaomi Mi 5 has been announced at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016). Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, the device has caught the attention of gadget-lovers, and some have even compared it with flagship devices from other major smartphone-makers around the globe.

Xiaomi has opened pre-orders for its flagship device, the Mi 5, in China and is set to release it on March 1. It is not known if it will be launched in the United States and Europe, but it has surely turned heads with its specifications and low price tag.

The Mi 5 Pro is priced at ¥2,699 (around $413/€376/Rs 28,307), while the 32GB model of Mi 5 costs ¥1,999 (around $306/€279/Rs 20,965) and the 64GB model costs ¥2,299 ($351/€320/Rs 24,111).

We have had just a glimpse of the Xiaomi Mi 5 at the MWC 2016, and are yet to have a hands-on experience of the device, but its specifications will make many to compare it with some flagship devices, like Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5.

These devices may belong to different categories considering their price difference, but they are not very different if one is to go by the features they offer. Let's have a look at the specifications of these just-launched flagship devices:

Xiaomi Mi 5

Display: 5.15-inch full HD screen with 1,920x1,080 pixel (428 ppi pixel density). The Mi 5 Pro has a Ceramic glass body.

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI v7.0

Storage: 32GB/64GB for Mi 5 / 128GB for Mi5 Pro

RAM: 3GB for Mi 5 / 4GB for Mi 5 Pro

Expandable memory: No microSD card slot

Main camera: 6MP Sony IMX298 camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus, Deep Trench Isolation technology, 4-axis OIS and Dual-tone LED flash.

Front camera: 4MP with 2µm pixel size, f/2.0 and 1/3" sensor size

Battery: 3,000 mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology

[Read: Xiaomi unveils Mi 5 series with Snapdragon 820 CPU]

Samsung Galaxy S7

Display: 5.1-inch QHD super AMOLED screen with 2,560x1,440 pixels (577 ppi pixel density)

Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Storage: 32GB/64GB


Expandable memory: 200GB via microSD card

Main camera: 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

Front camera: 5MP with F/1.7 aperture

Battery: 3,000mAh with Fast Charging on both wired and wireless

[Read: Samsung launches Galaxy S7 series with water-proof body]


Display: 5.3-inch QHD screen with 2,560x1,440 pixels (554 ppi pixel density)

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Storage: 32GB


Expandable memory: 2TB via microSD card

Main camera: 16MP with f/1.8 aperture and 8MP with f/2.4 aperture dual-cameras. It comes with a 78-degree lens, a 135-degree wide angle lens, dual-tone LED flash, laser auto focus, OIS (Optical Image

Front camera: 8MP

Battery: 2,800mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology and Low Power Location Estimation (LPLE) Technology

[Read: Metal-clad LG G5 with modular design, dual-cameras unveiled]

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