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Xiaomi Mi 5 launched in three variants: Price, specifications, features

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is finally official. It comes in three variants and features a 3D Ceramic body. Here's everything you need to know about the Mi 5


Xiaomi has finally launched its new flagship smartphone, Mi 5. The smartphone goes on sale in China on March 1 via on and Mi Home outlets, and will be released in other markets shortly. The smartphone is 7.25 mm slim and weighs just 129 grams. It also has a fingerprint sensor below the display that also doubles up as the home button. Also Read - Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12 Pro might launch by the end of this month

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The smartphone has a 5.15-inch full HD display with 600nits luminosity and 16 LED lights behind its LCD display. According to Xiaomi, the display is 17 percent more power efficient. Also Read - Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Which one is a better option?

The top end variant of the Mi 5 features 3D ceramic body, which the company says is durable and wear resistant. Xiaomi says it has used high quality ceramic, which has undergone 16-step precision manufacturing processor. The smartphone is also available in 3D glass back option.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 runs MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and is powered by Snapdragon 820 processor along with Adreno 530 GPU, which it says is 40 percent more power efficient than the Adreno 510. The smartphone is available in three variants – SD 820 2.15 GHz + 4GB + 128GB + Ceramic body, SD 820 2.15 GHz + 3GB + 64GB 3D glass and SD 820 1.8GHz + 3GB + 32GB3D glass . The three variants are priced at Yuan 2699, 2299 and 1999 (Rs 28,312, Rs 24,097 and Rs 20,969) respectively.

The top end variant is called the Mi 5 Pro. During its presentation, Xiaomi had claimed that its top end variant 4GB + 128 GB had scored a whopping 142,084 scores on AnTuTu benchmark.

The Mi 5 features Sony IMX298 sensor, 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, 6P lens, sapphire glass protection lens and 4-axis OIS, which Xiaomi claims is better than the 2-axis OIS on the iPhone 6s Plus. The 4-axis OIS corrects in close shots as well as delivers horizontal and vertical image stabilization.

Xiaomi has included Qualcomm’s Spectra image processor for shooting 4K videos, color enhancement and dark light enhancement. Xiaomi has added a DTI pixel to pixel isolation technology, which helps deliver better colors and better picture quality smartphone.

It has 4-megapixel sensor with 2-micron pixels for selfies, also available on the Mi Note.

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Connectivity options include next-generation 4G+ network (Cat 12), dual-SIM, NFC and VoLTE support. The Mi 5 has full NFC functionality for both reading and writing. It is powered by a 3000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 support, which claims to charge 20 percent faster than the QC 2.0. The smartphone can charge up to 90 percent in just one hour, and is claimed to deliver two and a half hours of talktime after charging for just 5 minutes.

For internal memory, Xiaomi has used UFS 2.0 standard, which it claims to be 75 percent faster than eMMC 5.1. It also comes with IR support.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with a new “loss prevention” feature, which allows users to lock smartphone remotely in case of theft or loss of the device. The smartphone has integrated its Beautify mode in video calls. It has a dedicated application for video calls, which supports group video calls (up to 5 contacts) as well as several modes.


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  • Published Date: February 24, 2016 1:27 PM IST
  • Updated Date: February 24, 2016 3:56 PM IST

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