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

Xiaomi will officially launch the flagship Mi 5 in India in just a few hours from now.

The company will kick start the Xiaomi Mi 5 launch event at 3:00 p.m. in New Delhi. It has also started a dedicated webpage to stream the entire program online so the fans all over the country can catch all the action live.

At the event, the company is expected to announce the availability and price details of the Xiaomi Mi 5 and also reveal whether it will be launching the top-end Mi 5 Pro in India or not.

As far specifications are concerned, the new Xiaomi Mi5 series will come in three variants housing different storage and CPU configuration. The high-end variant dubbed as the Mi 5 Pro comes with Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage.

The other two models ship with 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820+3GB+32GB and 1.8GHz Snapdragon+3GB RAM and 64GB storage combination.

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, latest Android Marshmallow OS based MIUI v7.0, 16MP Sony IMX298 camera, 4MP snapper on the front and a 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Xiaomi fans can catch Xiaomi Mi 5 launch event live, HERE (via Periscope app) and for live updates, check HERE.

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)