Xiaomi Mi5 Is Official: Here Are All The Details Regarding The Flagship Smartphone

Omar Sohail
Posted Feb 24, 2016
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It’s finally here; after a boatload of leaks and rumors, Xiaomi Mi5 has finally been announced and boy it looks absolutely gorgeous. Let us take a look at all the details of the newly announced flagship smartphone.

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Xiaomi Mi5 Features A Price Tag Worth Dying For – See All The Details Right Here

The 5.15 inch announced smartphone sports what the company refers to as a ‘3D ceramic’ body. Perhaps the company is attempting to give it a different name in order to match the fancy name giving that its other Android smartphone rivals have started to stamp on their mobile offerings. Let us break it down for you; in pure aesthetic terms, Xiaomi Mi5 sports a metal frame, a front and rear glass panel, and a fingerprint sensor that has been incorporated into the home button. Perhaps one of the biggest highlights of the device happens to be its rear camera sensor, with a 16MP rear shooter that has been integrated with hardware stabilization, or in other words optical image stabilization (OIS).

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Xiaomi Mi5 is running the company’s MIUI custom 7 interface on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and comes with weekly software updates from Xiaomi’s community. Mi5 is sort of a milestone achieved by the company because it is very first handset belonging to the firm that ships with Xiaomi’s Mi Video Calling app. This app is a new cross platform video chat app that includes live video effects and multitasking modes.

Pricing, Availability And Of Course, Specifications

Xiaomi Mi5 will be available starting on March 1st and wait till you get a load of the prices being offered by the Chinese smartphone sensation. All of these details have been listed below:

  • The 32GB internal storage model is going to be sold for $262 (1,999RMB)
  • The 64GB internal storage model is going to be sold for $352 (2,299RMB)
  • The 128GB internal storage model is going to be sold for $412 (2,699RMB)
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Given below are the available colors in which Xiaomi Mi5 will be sold in:

  • White
  • Gold
  • Black

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Those prices are just insane, showing how manufacturers have the capacity to roll out affordable flagship devices as well. If there was one gripe from this entire announcement, it had to be from the external storage option. We have already known that Xiaomi does not incorporate MicroSD card slots in its high-end devices because it compromises build quality (not to mention that you save yourself a ton of costs taking this approach). It would have been a more ideal approach to bring in an expandable storage slot but now that everything’s all said and done, it is the 128GB model that will offer the best ‘bang for the buck’ purchase in our opinion.

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All the necessary specifications that you need to know about have been posted in the table below. Tell us what you thought about the newly announced flagship smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi5 hardware specifications 
ChipsetSnapdragon 820
Processor Dual-core 2.2 GHz & dual-core 1.6 GHz
RAM4GB LPDDR4
Screen size5.15 inch IPS LCD
Resolution1080p
Battery capacity3,000mAh
Front camera sensor4 MP, f/2.0, 1/3 inch sensor size, 2µm pixel size, 1080p at 30FPS
Rear camera sensor 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Wi-Fi802.11ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP and LE
Connectivity portType-C USB
Quick Charge 3.0 compatible Yes

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