If you were searching for Xiaomi Mi 5 release date in India, then your search is over as Chinese Apple called, Xiaomi has launched their Flagship device Xiaomi Mi 5 in India at a lunch event held in New Delhi on Saturday. Earlier Xiaomi has launched multiple variants of Mi 5 in China but Indian users will get only 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant. The 3GB RAM +32GB ROM variant is priced at Rs. 24,999 and will go on sale today i.e 6 April and will be available on mi.com in flashsale.With the launch, India has become one of the first country to get Xiaomi Mi 5 outside China.
With the price tag of Rs. 24,999, Xiaomi Mi 5 will compete against Samsung’s flagship device Samsung Galaxy S6, even it is being compared with Samsung Galaxy S7 which would be wrong as their is a huge difference in their prices. It will also compete against OnePlus 2, Meizu MX 5, YU Yutopia.We’re eagerly waiting for Snapdragon 820 devices from LeEco, Meizu and OnePlus and want to see how they price their devices to compete with Xiaomi Mi 5.
Coming to Xiaomi Mi 5‘s specifications, Mi 5 has a lot of elements used in it’s Mi Note series. It features a 5.15-inch Full HD IPS Display with the resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and has a 428 ppi pixel density. Display is covered by Corning Gorilla 4 to protect it from scratches and bear and tear. Mi 5 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset with custom kryo cores in a quad-core set up clocked at 2.2 GHz and has 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It is geared with Adreno 530 to handle the graphics and gaming.It’s front is also includes a fingerprint scanner embedded in home button.
The Smartphone is 7.3 mm slim and is very light as weighs 129gm. It has Glass body at front as well as back which is protected by Corning Gorilla 4. Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 16MP Sony IMX298 camera sensor with PDAF (Phase detection AutoFocus) and Dual-tone LED Flash. It has new 4-axis OIS technology which allows it to capture steady images even when in motion, while the front is equipped with a 4MP front-facing Camera with 2-micron sensor and 2-micron pixels .Both cameras possesses an f/2.0 aperture as well.
Xiaomi Mi 5 includes connectivity options such as 4G, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual-band, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC, Infrared, and the device also includes VoLTE Support. Mi 5 has sensors such as Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer sensor.
Xiaomi Mi 5 runs on Google’s Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with MIUI 7 OS at top.It is a Dual-Sim Smartphone. Mi 5 packs a Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 technology that can Charge 83% battery in just 30 minutes, Xiaomi claims that it takes only one hour to charge Mi 5 and charging it for 10 minutes can give 2.6 hours of video playback on full brightness.
So, What are your thoughts on Xiaomi’s latest flagship device? Were you expecting Xiaomi Mi 5 price under 23k ? Share your thoughts below in the comment section…