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Xiaomi Mi 5 : Price and Specification

Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship  from Chinese smartphone maker has been officially launched in India today. The smartphone is priced at Rs 24,999 for 3GB+32GB variant and will be available from 

At the Redmi Note 3 event earlier this month, Xiaomi's VP, Hugo Barra announced that the Mi 5 would be coming to India next month. Keeping up the promise, Xiaomi today launched the Mi 5 in India for Rs 24,999.

The screen is 5.15-inches, full HD display, and the fingerprint scanner is on the front. Xiaomi claims that Mi 5 features a very vibrant display with 600-nit brightness, and is also 17 per cent more power efficient.

Design, Screen

Xiaomi Mi 5 comes in black, gold and white colour variants with a metal and glass design with 3D Glass. The Mi 5 Pro has a 3D ceramic body, but this version is not coming to India. Mi 5 weighs 129 g and is 7.25 mm thick.

Processor, Performance

Mi 5 runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor (clocked at 1.3 Ghz in the starting model and 1.5 Ghz in the other two).  The new Mi 5 is also VoLTE compatible, and supports 4G+.  Mi 5 is also the first Xiaomi phone with UFS 2.0 for storage.


Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 16MP rear camera with 4-axis OIS, and the front camera is 4 megapixels with a wide-angle lens. Xiaomi claims that the new 4-axis OIS will be better for long shots, as well for low light and moving objects. Hugo Barra called it a “technology breakthrough,” during the MWC launch event.

Mi 5 has a Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF and DTI for pixel to pixel isolation, which prevents colour-bleeding.

Battery, OS, Connectivity

Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 3000mAh battery. The company says the fast charge on the phone allows it to give two and a half hours of talktime after charging for just 5 minutes. Xiaomi Mi 5 runs Android 6 with MIUI 7 on top.

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