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Xiaomi Mi5 launches- All you need to know!



The highly anticipated flagship by Xiaomi had a lot of leaks and rumour's for a lot of time. And now the company has officially launched the phone at the Mobile World Congress today, a few hours back. 


The Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 5.15 inch Full HD 1080p display with a 16 LED light backlight technology which gives a brighter picture (600 nits) and is 17% more power efficient. 

The Mi 5 comes with a 16MP Sony IMX298 sensor with PDAF autofocus and a pixel-to-pixel isolation technology. It also has 4 axis OIS, a first for a smartphone. The front camera of the phone is 4MP with large pixels, which is very good for low light pictures.

For the first time Xiaomi has put a fingerprint scanner on the front side of any of its devices. The fingerprint scanner has become a very important feature of today's smartphones as it provides users with added security. As we told the Mi 5 will have a fingerprint scanner on the front, this phone will also have a physical home button.

During the launch event Hugo Barra went into quite some detail about how Xiaomi invested a lot of time in adding a home button and fingerprint reader, but without compromising on the position of other components or without increasing the thickness and weight of the device. Surprisingly, the Xiaomi Mi 5 weigh's a mere 129 grams, which is way lesser than other flagship devices including the iPhone 6S and the Samsung Galaxy S7.


The Mi 5 is just 7.25 mm thin. This is pretty suprising as the phone also has a big 3000mAh battery. The battery support's Qualcomms Quick Charge 3.0 and according to Xiaomi the phone can charge from 0-80% within an hour. In fact, just a 10 minute charge will give you enough power to watch a 150 minute movie!
Speaking about the OS of the phones, yes, you got it right, the Mi 5 comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0 with an added layer of MIUI 7 on it. 

The phone comes in three varients which are- 32GB, 64 GB and 128GB. The 128GB version is named "Mi 5 Pro" by the company. 


I must say that Xiaomi has priced their latest flagship very well. In India, it is much cheaper than it's newest rival LeEco, and has better feature's too. 

Mi 5 Pro – Snapdragon 820 (2.15GHz), 128GB flash, 4GB RAM, ceramic back: Rs 28300 (2699 RMB with tax)
Mi 5 64 – Snapdragon 820 (2.15GHz), 64GB flash, 3D glass back: Rs 24100 (2299 RMB with tax)
Mi 5 32 – Snapdragon 820 (1.8GHz), 32GB flash, 3GB RAM, 3D glass back: Rs 21000 (1999 RMB with tax)

It will go on sale in China on Mi.com first, then India and after that it will launch in the other parts of the world.

Has the Xiaomi Mi 5 suprised you? Do tell us in the comments!
Hrithik Kaul

Hrithik Kaul

I am also the owner and founder of Techaguy.blogspot.in. You can view my posts there too!

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