Xiaomi unveils Mi5 smartphone

As announced earlier, Xiaomi launched it’s much eagerly and much-anticipated flagship device Mi5 and Mi5 Pro at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as Beijing. This flagship device will start selling from 1st March onward in China at a fraction of the cost of its rival flagship devices. Although India and other countries launch dates have not been revealed yet.

Mi 5 side viewThe Chinese version of Mi5 is priced at RMB 1999 (Rs 20000 approx) for 32GB variant, RMB 2299 (Rs 23000 approx) ant he Mi5 Pro is priced at RMB 2699 (Rs 27000). Mi 5 comes with a class curved design which is somewhat like company’s hugely popular Mi Note.

The Mi5 will be running the brand’s own MIUI 7, on top of Android M, and will get weekly software updates to bring in new features and tweaks. there’s no removable battery or microSD slot.

4-axis-ois-mi5

The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with a 5.15-inch IPS display with a 1080p resolution and almost bezel-less front give the smartphone a classy look and runs on a Snapdragon 820 processor. The Mi5 Pro has 128GB inbuilt memory along with 4GB ram and a ceramic body while the Mi 5 has 3D glass back and 64GB inbuilt memory paired with 4GB RAM. Apart from this, both the devices are identical. In a first, Xiaomi has introduced a home button which is placed right below the screen, this also acts as a fingerprint scanner.

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Here are the full Mi 5 specs:

Display 5.15-inch FHD display
Processor Snapdragon 820
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, MIUI 7
Storage 32GB, 64GB, 128GB (plus SD card)
RAM 4GB LPDDR4
Camera 16MP rear with 4-axis OIS, 4MP front
Sony IMX298 sensor
Battery 3,000 mAh, QC3.0
Dimensions 69.2 x 144.55 x 5.12 mm
Weight 129g (with 3D glass back)
Other USB-C, NFC
Colors Black, white, gold
Price $306 (32GB), $352 (64GB), $460 (128GB)

 

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