Xiaomi has launched the company’s latest flagship smartphone – Xiaomi Mi5 in India at a price tag of Rs. 24,999. The Xiaomi Mi5 comes in Black, White & Gold colour and it will be available on mi.com in flash sale, starting from April 6th. In addition to this, for early buyers of Mi5 Mi Protect service costs Rs. 499. Originally, the smartphone was announced at an event in China & at the MWC 2016 last month. This is the second smartphone by Xiaomi that was launched in India in 2016, earlier one was Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Commenting on the launch, Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi, said:
“We are so excited to bring to India the most beautiful device we have unveiled so far, and only within a month of its global launch. Mi 5 is the perfect embodiment of high performance and a beautiful, lightweight design. It has been in the making for 19 months, and has several tech breakthroughs built into it, like the 4-axis OIS camera.”
Sunil Lalvani, Vice President, Qualcomm, and President of Qualcomm India, said:
“Qualcomm Technologies is very pleased to work with Xiaomi on their latest flagship Mi5 device, featuring the cutting-edge premium tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, designed to deliver amazing performance, connectivity and power savings. Xiaomi and Qualcomm Technologies have a long-standing, strong relationship and have worked closely together for many years to deliver a shared vision of bringing new and truly compelling user experiences to consumers and we are excited to help bring the Mi 5 to consumers in India.”
On the specifications front, it features 5.15-inch Full HD display with 3D curved glass at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it has 95% NTSC colour gamut, 600 nits brightness. It is powered by 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit Quad-Core processor which is paired with Adreno 530 GPU & 3GB LPDDR4 RAM. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7 on top of it and it has 32GB in-built memory.
On the imaging front, it features 16-megapixel camera on the back with dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX298 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 4-axis OIS and a 4MP front-facing camera for selfie & video-calling.
It also has dual SIM support and connectivity features like 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
It packs 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.