Xiaomi Mi 5 price dropped in IndiaXiaomi India (MI India) via Facebook

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 Â¥1,799 (roughly Rs. 18,100), while the 64GB model costs Â¥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 Â¥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).

Also read our Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review: Undisputed champion in sub-Rs. 15,000 range

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
  • 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 LPDDR4Mi 5 Pro: 4GB LPDDR4
Storage 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 and white
Price [only one model is launching in India]
  • Old Price: Rs. 24,999
  • New Price: Rs. 22,999

[Indian Model: 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core CPU+3GB RAM+ 32GB storage]