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 vice president Hugo Barra, while launching the new Redmi Note 3 phone in New Delhi, confirmed that the company will release flagship Mi 5 in India in April.

Now, the company's president (and co-founder), Bin Lin, in an interview with The Economic Times has revealed that the Mi 5 will be priced between Rs 20,000 and Rs 27,000.

However, there is no word on whether the company will be releasing all the three Mi 5 variants in India.

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

Xiaomi received an overwhelming response in China wherein it sold a record 4 million units within minutes in the first flash sale on March 1.

Read more: Xiaomi Mi 5 flash sale 1.0: Company sold 4 million units within minutes

With a sub-Rs 27,000 price-tag, Xiaomi Mi5 is the cheapest smartphone in the market to house the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 series CPU, which is touted to be the most powerful SoC (System-on-Chip). [Checkout the official AnTuTu performance benchmarking score, HERE]

Samsung's Galaxy S7 series, which comes with the same processor, costs more than Rs 48, 900 in India. We won't be surprised if the Xiaomi Mi 5 receives same response from the Indian public as well.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy S7 series India price details

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
  • Mi 5: 32GB/64GB(UFS v2.0)
  • Mi 5 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 3000mAh 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)