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Xiaomi Mi5 and Mi5 Pro Officially Announced With Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and 128GB Storage, Price

Xiaomi Mi5 is now official with some mind blowing specifications. Xiaomi has also added some new features which Hugo Barra Global VP of Xiaomi stated as Black Magic. Xiaomi has also announced another device which is a pro version of Mi5 called Xiaomi Mi5 Pro which will have a higher-end Ceramic back.  Xiaomi Mi5 is priced around RMB 1999 (32GB) and RMB 2,299 (64GB) and Mi5 Pro for RMB2,699 .


The event was great and Hugo had us waiting for every new surprise in Mi5. The Mi 5 will be available from March 1 in China and other country including India are to be announced soon. Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with a beautiful curved design on the back, bit like Mi Note. Hugo Barra said, the Mi 5 is inspired by the Mi Note (not exact words).


Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 5.15-inch IPS display with a QHD resolution, ultra-bright 16-LED backlightingsome (in some flagship phone 12-LED backlights are used). Xiaomi has added a new feature called Sunlight Display technology, which helps to see the screen much more easier, it works, when sunlight hits the display, the screen becomes bright lighting the bright colors.


The Xiaomi Mi5 is powered by Qualcomm's high-end SoC Snapdragon 820, 3GB  or 4GB of fast LPDDR4 RAM for smooth performance. The Mi 5 available in 32/64GB and Mi5 Pro with 128GB of USF 2.0 memory which brings significant increase of 80% over the eMMC 5.0.

Another treasure is found in the Camera department of the Xiaomi Mi 5. The Mi 5 is featuring impressive 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and 4-axis OIS (Apple iPhone 6s has 2-axis OIS). The sensor used is Sony IMX 298 with phase detection auto focus and deep trench isolation technology, good image processing. You can also shoot 4K video as well. The front camera is 4MP Ultra pixel.


The Xiaomi Mi5 packs a massive 3,000mAh battery with Quickcharge 3.0, which according to Hugo Barra is 20% more faster than Quickcharge 2.0 .  The device measures 69.20 x 144.55 x 7.25mm.
and weighs around 129g.


On the software side Xiaomi Mi 5 will be available running Android 6.0 Marshmallow on top with Xiaomi's MIUI 7. The Mi 5 supports VoLTE or LTE Advance which can provide good quality and faster connection. The homebutton of the Xiaomi Mi 5 also acts as a fingerprint sensor, Xiaomi has also added a NFC, which can also has Card virtualization, like adding points to your Bus pass and write mode.

So that was the quick teardown of Xiaomi Mi 5, what do you think about the device, comment and share.


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