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

During the Redmi Note 3 launch event in New Delhi March 3, Xiaomi's vice president (global operation) announced the company's flagship smartphone Mi 5 will be made available in India next month.

Now, Xiaomi has begun sending out invites to media houses for the Mi 5 launch event scheduled for March 31. The company is expected to officially announce the device's price and availability details at the event.

From what we have gathered, Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to be priced under Rs. 27,000. However, there are no details with regard to specific release date and also whether the company will roll out the premium Mi 5 Pro with 4GB RAM/128GB storage in India or not.

Read more: Xiaomi Mi 5 India price details revealed ahead of launch

For the uninitiated, the new Xiaomi Mi5 series comes in three variants housing different storage and CPU configuration. The top-end model, dubbed the Mi 5 Pro, comes with Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage.

Whereas the other two variants ship with 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820+3GB+32GB and 1.8GHz Snapdragon+3GB RAM+64GB storage.

The rest of the specifications remain same in all the three models. They feature 5.15-inch full HD display, fingerprint sensor, latest Android Marshmallow OS based MIUI v7.0, a 16MP Sony IMX298 camera, a 4MP snapper on the front and a 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Stay tuned 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
Price [in China]
  • 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)