At the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 launch earlier this month, Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra revealed that the flagship Mi 5 smartphone will be launched in India in a month. Today, Xiaomi has revealed the specific launch date, and it’s March 31. Xiaomi President Bin Lin had recently revealed that the upcoming smartphone will be priced between Rs 20,000 and Rs 27,000. Also Read - Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12 Pro might launch by the end of this monthAlso Read - Xiaomi 12 could become first smartphone to launch with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset
The invite shared by Xiaomi is quite simple and not very cryptic. There’s a large 5 dominating the invite followed by a tagline — ‘All you ever imagined, and more’.
Xiaomi launched three Mi 5 variants in China — 32GB and 64GB variants with a 3D glass back, and a 128GB variant with a 3D Ceramic body. The 128GB variant is however unlikely to launch in India next month.
Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications, features: The 32GB variant features a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM, while the 64GB variant features a 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. The rest of the specifications remain the same.
The Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch 1080p display, 16-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording capabilities, four-axis OIS technology, PDAF, and dual-tone LED flash, and a 4-megapixel selfie camera.
It also features a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, IR Blaster, USB Type-C port and NFC. On the software front, it runs on Android Marshmallow wrapped under MIUI 7.