Much awaited Xiaomi Mi5 launched today, at an event in Beijing, China. The Chinese company also revealed the Mi 5 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona which marked Xiaomi's first official presence at the global event.
Xiaomi launched its Mi4 in 2014, its almost 2 years by now and the Company claims Mi4 was a best seller where the sales figures closed 4 million. Xiaomi has packed some impressive specifications for it's latest flagship Smartphone Mi5. Xiaomi's VP Hugo Barra was very excited about the launch event. Few days back, he had teased few Sample Photos taken using Mi5 camera. The Company had sold 70 million smartphones to consumers in 2015, said Barra.
The device will be available in three versions, out of which one will include 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage priced at CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs 21,000), the second will include 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs 24,000) while the high-end exclusive version featuring 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB storage will be priced at CNY 2,699 (approximately Rs 28,300). The Mi 5 will also go on sale in China on March 1, followed by India and other markets in Asia.
In terms of specifications, the device sports a 5.15-inch Full HD 1080p display and features a 3D curved glass body with the 32GB ROM and a ceramic body for the 128GB variant. It’s just 7.25 mm slim and weighs just 129 grams. It packs in a physical home button with a fingerprint sensor as well. This is the first Xiaomi phone to have a Physical button.
The Xiaomi Mi5 has a 16MP main shooter with an aperture of f/2.0 and the Sony IMX 298 sensor. But the real rabbit in the hat is definitely the new 4-axis optical image stabilization. It also shoots 4K videos and includes optical image stabilization (OIS). For selfie lovers, the smartphone includes a 2 micro-meter based sensor, 4MP camera.
In terms of connectivity, the device supports 4G+ (up to 600mbps) and VoLTE, NFC and QuickCharge 3.0. Xiaomi has also used UFS 2.0 memory, which it claims to be 75 percent faster than eMMC 5.1. A 3000mAH battery completes the package.