Xiaomi Mi 5 has received over 16 million registrations, ahead of the first flash sale on March 1 in China. The smartphone was launched on February 24, and showcased for global audience at the annual MWC in Barcelona.
Xiaomi Mi 5 packs flagship specifications at an aggressive pricing. Xiaomi launched its previous flagship Mi 4 almost 18 months back. The new Mi 5 comes in three variants, and all powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and LG G5 are other flagships launched this year powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor.
Xiaomi Mi 5, unlike its predecessors, features an all new design with 3D ceramic body which the company claims is tougher than other materials. Xiaomi Mi 5 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at 1999 Yuan or Rs 21,000 approximately.
The top of the range Mi 5 Pro comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage and Xiaomi has priced it at 2699 Yuan or approximately Rs 28,000. Xiaomi has made a really powerful smartphone at an exceptionally low price tag.
Xiaomi is offering only 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM variants to registered users in its first flash sale. Xiaomi is also claiming that its 16MP primary camera with 4-axis OIS can deliver great pictures.
Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The smartphone is backed by a 3000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
Overall, Xiaomi Mi 5 looks like a great buying option for the asking price. It could get sold out in a matter of seconds tomorrow when it goes on sale. We’ll have to wait and see when the smartphone comes to India. Given the madness in China, it could take a while.