Xiaomi is all set to launch its latest flagship smartphone in India, the Mi 5, at an event in New Delhi later on Thursday.
With the launch, India will become one of the first markets with Xiaomi Mi 5 outside China. To recall, the Xiaomi Mi 5 was announced in three variants – but, it is unclear if Xiaomi will launch all three variants in India.
Xiaomi Mi 5’s standard edition featuring 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage is priced at CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 21,000), while the prime version featuring 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage is priced at CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs. 24,000), and the pro version featuring 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage priced at CNY 2,699 (approximately Rs. 28,000).
The dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) Xiaomi Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) with curved 3D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. It sports a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 camera sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and LED flash. The rear camera also sports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) and sapphire glass protection lens. The smartphone supports 4K video recording. It also sports a 4-UltraPixel front camera, with 2-micron pixels. Both cameras feature an f/2.0 aperture.
It measures 144.5×69.2×7.25mm and weighs 129 grams. The Mi 5 packs a 3000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The company says that the Quick Charge 3.0 is 20 percent faster than its predecessor, the Quick Charge 2.0. Also onboard is a USB Type-C port. Connectivity options include VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Glonass, and NFC.