Xiaomi unveils Mi 5 with Snapdragon 820 SoC

Xiaomi has launched its much anticipated flagship device, the Mi5 at an event in Beijing. The company also showcased the Mi 4S alongside the new flagship.

The Xiaomi Mi5 will be available in three different variants, the standard edition featuring 3GB LPDD4 RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage priced at CNY 1,999; high version featuring 3GB LPDD4 RAM and 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,299, and exclusive edition featuring 4GB LPDD4 RAM and 128GB storage priced at CNY 2,999.

The device will be available in China starting March 1stand will come in Black, White, Gold and Rose colours.

On the specification front, the Mi 5 sports 5.15-inch full-HD display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution and curved 3D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi.

It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU.

It boasts a 16MP Sony IMX298 camera sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and LED flash. The rear camera also sports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) and sapphire glass protection lens.

The smartphone supports 4K video recording. It also packs a 4MP front facing camera, with 2 micron pixels. Both cameras feature an f/2.0 resolution.

The Mi 5 is fuelled by a 3000mAh battery and also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The company says that the Quick Charge 3.0 is 20 percent faster than its predecessor, the Quick Charge 2.0. Also onboard is a USB Type-C port.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Glonass, and NFC. The smartphone measures 144.5×69.2×7.25mm and weighs 129 grams.

Xiaomi is yet to announce the availability of the device outside the Chinese market.