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Xiaomi Mi 5 Flagship Smartphone With Snapdragon 820 Launching In India On 31st March


While launching Redmi Note 3 in New Delhi on 3rd March, Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra announced that the flagship Xiaomi Mi 5 will be launched in India within a month as India is very important market for Xiaomi. True to his words, Xiaomi has sent us media invite for launch of their flagship Mi 5 in New Delhi on 31st March.


The Mi 5 is next generation of smartphone and Xiaomi calls it insanely fast as it is packed with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor with up to 4GB RAM and 128GB flash memory.

The Mi 5 comes in three variants – Mi 5 32GB (Snapdragon 820 1.8GHz, 3GB + 32GB, 3D ceramic glass) at RMB1,999 ($305 OR Roughly Rs. 21,000), Mi 5 64GB (Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz, 3GB + 64GB, 3D ceramic glass) for RMB2,299 and Mi 5 Pro (Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz, 4GB + 128GB, 3D ceramic body) for RMB2,699.

It is expected that high-end variant of Mi 5 will be in the range of Rs. 25,000. This phone is insanely fast and expected to be priced insanely in India to create ripples in the market.

The Mi 5 builds upon the design language of Mi Note. It has curved edges and a slim metal frame with a 3D ceramic body which is claimed to be strong and durable with the texture of marble.

The Mi 5 sports a 5.15-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. It is very light device as it weighs only 129g and has a thickness of only 7.25mm. The Mi 5 has a high screen-to-body ratio, which was made possible only by an innovative structural design that was nearly two years in development as stated by the company in its presentation in MWC.

The Mi 5 is driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which has double the performance of Snapdragon 810 at half the power consumption. It comes with the Adreno 530 GPU which is 40% faster and 40% more power efficient than the Adreno 510. Mi 5 is also the first Xiaomi smartphone to ship with UFS 2.0 high-speed flash memory, which is designed to greatly surpass the performance of eMMC 5.0 by up to 87%, as claimed by the company.

The Mi 5 is equipped with 16MP rear camera with a Sony IMX298 sensor, Dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), and 4K video recording. It also houses a 4 megapixel front camera with 2um pixel size.

This phone is packed with 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, which can charge up to 90% in just one hour, and is able to give two and a half hours of talktime after charging for just 5 minutes.

The Mi 5 also comes with front fingerprint sensor. It supports the next-generation 4G+ network (Cat 12) and VoLTE and full NFC functionality for both reading and writing. The Mi 5 runs Xiaomi’s newest MIUI7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


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