Xiaomi’s 2016 flagship, Mi 5 to launch in India within a month, says Hugo Barra

Xiaomi Mi 5 India launch could happen as early as next month

By: Tech Desk | Updated: March 4, 2016 3:55 pm
Xiaomi Mi 5 is set to launch in India as early as next month Xiaomi Mi 5 is set to launch in India as early as next month, could be the cheapest Snapdragon 820 device

Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra on Thursday confirmed that the company’s 2016 flagship Mi 5, which went on sale in China two days ago raking in over 16 million bookings, will launch in India within a month’s time. The smartphone was launched globally at Mobile World Congress 2016.

During Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 launch, Hugo Barra expressed the company’s commitment to India market and how Xiaomi happens to be a startup at heart even after significant success with its smartphone business.

Watch: Xiaomi Mi 5 First Look

For Xiaomi, India comes as most important market after its home turf of China. Lately, the company has failed to entice its Mi fans with any significant product launch.

With Redmi Note 3 launch, Hugo Barra says Xiaomi is beginning a “whole new chapter of growth here”. Xiaomi Mi 5 is the successor to Mi 4, which was launched almost 19 months back.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch full HD display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The smartphone comes in three variants – 3GB+32GB, 3GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB storage options.

On the camera front, Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 16MP primary camera with 4-axis OIS and 4MP secondary camera. The smartphone comes in metal trim and 3D ceramic variant.

Xiaomi Mi 5 was launched in China at 1999 Yuan or approximately Rs 21,000. The smartphone could be priced at under Rs 25,000 when it launches here in a month’s time.

Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 First Impressions: Is this the new mid-budget king?