Today At MWC 2016 in Barcelona, Xiaomi announced it’s most awaited Flagship smartphone Mi 5. Xiaomi surprised everyone with the price of the handset. Xiaomi Mi 5 will be available in three variants and price starts from just CNY 1999 (approximately. $306)
The price that Xiaomi offering smartphone is not new thing, but what specifications and features company is giving that are really brilliant. The device comes with 3GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. These are same specifications that comes with LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship devices. The only difference here makes is the pricing of the smartphones.
With so many rumours coming in and out, Xiaomi failed them all. Just few hours before the launch the retailer listed smartphone with the price doubled than the original. We expected that this time Xiaomi will cut down our wallet with the high pricing of the Mi 5,but surprisingly it didn’t.
Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with 3D glass body with curved design. Xiaomi Mi 5 features 5.15-inch Full HD display with 16 LED lights. With high Screen-to-body ratio we hardly see any side bezel on device. It is powered by latest Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 3GB or 4GB RAM. Smartphone also offers option of 32GB and 64GB internal storage for 3GB RAM version. While the 4GB RAM version with Ceramic Back called as Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro comes with 128GB built-in storage.
Clock speed of the processor vary according to the memory of the device. 32GB storage device comes with clock spped of 1.8 GHz while the 64GB will have 2.15 GHz clocked speed. Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro also offers clock speed of upto 2.15 GHz. It also supports Quick Charge 3.0. The other highlited features include NFC support and Fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi First time introduced physical Home button with fingerprint scanner.
Xiaomi Mi 5 sports 16 MP primary camera with dual-LED Flash. The camera features 4-Axis OSI and f/2.0 aperture. The Sony IMX298 image sensor comes with phase detection auto focus and deep trench isolation technology. In the demo video of 4-Axis OSI the Mi 5 camera capture way more beautiful images than iPhone 6s and 6s plus. The rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos. On the other hand, front camera is equipped with 4MP UltraPixel.
Even with the big 3000 mAh battery, Xiaomi Mi 5 weighs just 129g. The connectivity options in Mi 5 are really upgraded. It comes with CAT12 LTE modem with speed upto 600 Mbps, which company claimed that will download 1080p movie in just 30sec. It also comes with VoLTE support.
Dual-sim 4G Xiaomi Mi 5 will run on MIUI 7 based on Marshmallow 6.0 OS. The will be available in Black, White and Gold color options.
The 32GB variant will cost CNY 1999 (approximately. $306) while the 64GB priced at CNY 2300 ( approx. $352). Finally, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro with ceramic back will price at CNY 2700 (approx. $413). Pre-orders for the Xiaomi Mi 5 is open in China while there’s no official information about the launch outside China.
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