Xiaomi Mi5 unveiled with Snapdragon 820, great design and much more

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The design of Mi5 is just breathtaking

Finally, the wait is over! After lots of leaks and rumors, today Xiaomi unveiled their Mi5 officially, which would be the latest flagship from the Chinese smartphone giant. Xiaomi held two events, one at China where they unveiled Mi4S and a global event at MWC 2016, Barcelona to unveil their latest flagship to the world.

The Mi5 sports a beautiful 5.2inch IPS LCD full HD curved  display. It has been one of the top devices to have the Snapdragon 820 processor, apart from other devices launched at MWC like Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, LG G5 & Sony Xperia X  series smartphones. Not just the processor, it also has 4GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU to take your multitasking and gaming experience to a whole new level. But before we move on, let’s take a quick look at the key specifications of the phone.

Xiaomi Mi5 Key Specifications

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Xiaomi Mi5 features
  • Display: 5.15-inch FullHD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit Quad Core SoC, Adreno 530 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: 3GB RAM with 32GB/64 GB Storage and 4GB RAM with 128GB Storage
  • Camera: 16MP rear camera with f/1.6 aperture, Autofocus, OIS and LED flash, 4K video recording, 4MP front-facing camera with 2um sensor
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7 on top and Windows 10
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, GPS and USB Type-C
  • Battery: 3000mAh Li-Po with Quick charging

The Snapdragon 820 on Mi5 has a KRYO CPU architecture which boosts the performance by 200% with a 50% less power consumption, as compared to Snapdragon 810. Xiaomi also dumped EMMC and introduced UFS 2.0 Flash which is 87% in case of read and write speeds, compared to EMMC. The device houses a 4000mAh battery and also, QuickCharging 3.0. Also, in terms of connectivity, it has has VoLTE and 4G+ or LTE Advanced, whatever you want to call it.

Mi5 got a hardware home button for the first time, just like Samsung Galaxy S7 and also the home button works as a fingerprint scanner. The phone sports a Sony IMX298 16-megapixel camera sensor, capable of shooting 4K videos along with a 4MP 2μm front camera. It also introduces something totally new- 4-axis OIS, which will ensure shake-free images and videos.

The phone will be available in three colors- Gold, White, and Black, from March 1st in China and will be available in India soon. The top of the Mi5 lineup, Mi5 Pro will also be introduced.

Xiaomi Mi5 Pricing

Based on the specs, there are three variants which will be priced differently, here’s the list.

  1. Mi5 with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage- 2699 Yuan or approximately Rs. 29,000
  2. Mi5 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage- 1999 Yuan or approximately Rs. 21,000
  3. Mi5 with 3GB RAM and 64 GB Storage-2299 Yuan or approximately Rs. 24,000