Xiaomi has today officially introduced its new flagship handset, the Mi 5. Contrary to what you would expect, the handset doesn’t primarily focus on including the latest and greatest specs, but gives more attention to beautiful design and great camera performance, without bloating the end price.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 will be available in 3 different storage variants, all powered by Snapdragon 820 quad core processor. The top 128GB variant comes with a Ceramic back cover, and is the only one with 4GB RAM. With difficulties involved in the manufacturing process, this will be a limited edition device.
The 32GB variant has Snapdragon 820 clocked at 1.8 GHz. The 64GB and 128GB variants have the same clocked at 2.2 GHz. All three variants have a fingerprint sensor on the front clubbed with the home button.
All Xiaomi Mi 5 variants have 5.15 inch Full HD displays, certainly a bold move in a world of QHD flagships. The display is covered by a 3D glass on top. On the rear too you will find a curved glass back for easy handling and premium feel. The side frame is all metal.
For photography, there is 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX298 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 4-axis OIS, 4K video recording, paired with a 4MP selfie camera with large size pixels. Other features include 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C and 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 32GB, 64 GB and 128GB will be available for 1999 Yuan, 2299 Yuan and 2699 Yuan respectively. Mi 5 will go on sale first in China on 1st March, 2016. This will be followed by India launch, but there is no specific time frame for the same.
Key Specifications And Features of Xiaomi Mi5:
|Display||5.15 Inch, Full HD, 3D curved glass|
|Processor||1.8GHz/ 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, Adreno 530|
|RAM||3GB/ 3GB/ 4GB|
|Internal Storage||32GB, UFS 2.0 type storage|
|Software||Android Marshmallow based MIUI 7|
|Camera||16MP sensor, dual LED Flash, PDAF, F2.0 aperture lens and 4MP Front-Facing Camera|
|Dimensions and Weight||144.55×69.2×7.25mm and 129 Grams, 139 grams for ceramic|
|Battery||3000 mAh, fast charging|
|Price||1999 Yuan/ 2299 Yuan/ 2699 Yuan|