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

After months of speculations, Xiaomi finally pulled the wraps off flagship smartphone Mi 5 at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, Barcelona.

The new Xiaomi Mi5 series comes in three variants with different storage and CPU configuration. The top-end model will be called Mi 5 Pro, which comes with 2.15Ghz Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt memory.

The other two variants ship 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 with finger-print sensor at the bottom, which also doubles up as the home button, the 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.

Xiaomi Mi 5 release and price details:

The company has confirmed that the high-end model Mi 5 Pro will be priced ¥2699 (around $413/€376/Rs 28,307) whereas the 3GB+32GB and 3GB+64GB models will cost ¥1999 (around $306/€279/Rs 20,965) and ¥2299 ($351/€320/Rs 24,111), respectively.

All three variants will be made available in black, white and gold colour options and go on sale in China March 1 via and Mi Home website.

There is no word on when Xiaomi Mi5 series models will be released in India and other regions. 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
  • 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820+3GB+32GB:Â¥1999 (around $306/€279/Rs 20,965)
  • 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820+3GB+64GB: Â¥2299 ($351/€320/Rs 24,111 )
  • 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820+4GB+128GB (Mi 5 Pro): Â¥2699 (around $413/€376/28,307)