Xiaomi Mi 5 Might Come In Both Snapdragon 810 And Snapdragon 820 Versions Carrying Different Prices
While we all thought that Xiaomi Mi 5 was going to be sporting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC, the latest info coming in states that the incoming handset will be available to purchase in both the Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 820 versions. Naturally, Snapdragon 810 will be the less expensive model, which is only fitting seeing as how Snapdragon 820 will blow it right out of the water. Let us come to the pricing details of both handsets to see whether or not they will fit your budget when they are released.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Snapdragon 820 Variant Will Cost 2,999 Yuan, Or $483; Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Price Also Expected To Be Dropped
According to KJuma, Xiaomi Mi 5 (the Snapdragon 820 version) is going to carry a price of 2,999 Yuan ($483) and 2,599 Yuan ($419) for the Snapdragon 810 version. The individual has also stated that after both devices start getting sold in the market, Xiaomi is going to observe price cuts for its phablet sized Mi Note Pro, which will have its price reduced from 2,999 Yuan to 2,499 Yuan, or from $483 to $403. This will present an affordable, yet powerful solution for consumers wanting to get their hands on a Snapdragon powered handset.
Additionally, Mi Note Pro will also be able to challenge OnePlus 2, which retails for $389 in the U.S., for the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory model. While the exact release date of Xiaomi Mi 5 is unknown, we suspect that the Snapdragon 810 version will be released before 2015 draws to a close, and the Snapdragon 820 powered version will be coming to markets during the first quarter of 2016.
Additionally, on August 16, a new Xiaomi device is expected to be unveiled, and from the string of leaks that we have been reporting, it is going be Redmi Note 2, which is going to be powered by an MT6795, or Helio X10, and has been leaked to carry a price of $113.
While you guys were waiting for the Snapdragon 820 powered Xiaomi Mi 5 to be released in 2015, looks like we are going to have to make due with a Snapdragon 810 one for 2015.