Xiaomi Mi5 launched in India at Rs 24,999
March 31, 2016 Sudeep P Nambiar 0
Xiaomi today launched its 2016 flagship smartphone and the much-talked Mi5 in India at an event that was held in New Delhi. The event was mostly attended by people from media, tech industry, and bloggers. It is priced at Rs 24,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant.
Mi5 was first announced on 24th February 2016 in China and Barcelona, MWC 2016 (Mobile World Conference) simultaneously. And ever since its launch, it has been receiving accolades from various media, tech blogs, and reviewers. Mi5 is right up there with other flagships which cost almost double the price of what Mi5 is priced.
The Mi 5 goes with the tagline – All you ever imagined, and more! It indeed lives up to that tag. It is insanely fast with the latest Snapdragon 820 processor. It is a 4G dual sim phone that supports VoLTE. It has support for Band 3, 5, 40 and 41 which are important for India.
There are 3 different variants of Mi5. The top variant is called the Mi5 Pro and the Snapdragon 820 is clocked at 2.15 GHz in it. It comes with 4GB RAM and 128 GB Flash memory. This has a 3D ceramic body and comes only in Black color. The second variant has 3GB RAM/64GB Internal Storage. The base variant has 3GB RAM/32GB Internal Storage and the Snapdragon 820 is clocked at 1.8 GHz in this. These two variants have a glass body construction. These have a 5.15″ full HD IPS display and is lit by a 16 LED light panel which gives incredible brightness. This would be Xiaomi’s second smartphone after Redmi Note 3 that will feature a fingerprint sensor. However, unlike the Redmi Note 3, this will have the fingerprint sensor in the front, built onto the Home button.
One of the fascinating features on the Mi5 is its camera. It comes with a 16-megapixel camera (with Sony IMX298 sensor) which has the industry first 4-axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). This would help in avoiding those shaky and blurry pics and videos that happens due to slight movement of the camera. It comes with DTI technology and Spectra ISP that delivers cleaners enhanced colors.The phone features a 3000 mAh battery and it supports Quick Charge 3.0. Even with all this, the phone is thin and lightweight. It weighs around 129 grams and is 7.25mm thick only.
The phone features a 3000 mAh battery and it supports Quick Charge 3.0. Even with all this, the phone is thin and lightweight. It weighs around 129 grams and is 7.25mm thick only.
You can read more about the Mi5 here.
Mi5 Full Specifications
- 5.15″ Full HD (1920 x 1080p) display
- 3D ceramic body (Mi5 Pro)/Glass body (Mi5)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC
- Adreno 530 GPU
- 3GB/4GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 32GB/64GB/128GB UFS2.0 Internal Storage
- 4G+(LTE advanced) with 600Mbps speeds, VoLTE Support
- Front Fingerprint Sensor
- 16 MP rear camera, 4-axis OIS and PDAF, Dual tone dual LED flash
- 2µm-pixel 4 MP front camera
- 4K Video recording, DTI image enhancement technology
- 3000 mAh Li-Po Battery, Quick Charge 3.0
- Sunlight Display
- USB Type-C
- Full feature NFC
- IR Blaster
- Bluetooth 4.1
- MIUI 7 based on Android M
- Dimensions: 144.55 x 69.2 x 7.25 mm
- Weighs: 129 grams
The base variant, which comes with Snapdragon 820 clocked at 1.8 GHz, 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage is priced at INR 24,999. There is no announcement on the pricing of other two variants. But we hope Xiaomi launches those two also in India very soon.
Mi5 would be sold in 3 colors – White, Gold and Black.Xiaomi Mi5 launched in India at Rs 24,999 was last modified: March 31st, 2016 by Sudeep P Nambiar