As announced earlier, Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship device Mi 5 in India in New Delhi on 31st March, within a month of its global debut, becoming the first-ever smartphone in India equipped with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor.
Mi 5 comes with a 3D glass body made from Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. It comes equipped with 3GB RAM and 32GB flash memory, and will be available on Mi.com starting from 11am on 6th April as part of Mi Fan Festival to celebrate Xiaomi’s sixth anniversary and is priced at Rs. 24,999.
Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi, said: “We are so excited to bring to India the most beautiful device we have unveiled so far, and only within a month of its global launch. Mi 5 is the perfect embodiment of high performance and a beautiful, lightweight design. It has been in the making for 19 months, and has several tech breakthroughs built into it, like the 4-axis OIS camera.”
Mi 5 comes with elegant curved edges making it feel like an almost bezel-less screen. The device sits very comfortable in your palm and weighs only 129g and with a thickness of just 7.25mm, it indeed is extremely light. A 3000mAh battery powers the device and it comes with a front fingerprint sensor.
For connectivity, Mi 5 supports all India LTE bands. With VoLTE technology, Mi 5 also allows users to make high-quality HD voice calls with supported networks
Mi 5 features a very vibrant display with 600-nit brightness, stemming from an increase to 16 LED lights behind its LCD display. The screen is also 17% more power efficient, which means that it is battery-saving despite being extremely bright.
Mi 5 also supports full NFC functionality for both reading and writing, as well as Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0.The device ships with MIUI based on Android M, and also comes with an infrared port and Mi Remote app for controlling appliances from hundreds of brands.