Xiaomi Mi5 and Mi5 Pro are announced. First Impression

After months of wait, series of leaks and tons of anticipation, Xiaomi has finally unveiled their new flagship devices Mi5 and Mi5 pro. It’s been two years since the launch of the last flagship phone Mi4 of Xiaomi that they announced these devices in Mobile World Congress 2016. Mi4 didn’t get an India release but for Mi 5 and Mi 5 Pro, an India launch seems very likely.
The new flagship by Chinese smartphone giant is coming in three different variants. The phones have the same physical appearance but their internals vary with Mi 5 pro being the high end version of the phone. There are two variants of Mi 5, there is the base model which offers 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820 Soc, the mid-level variant features 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 SoC. The premium version, Mi 5 Pro has the top end specifications like 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 SoC. There is one recurring issue with these devices is the lack of expandable memory. You are left with the internal memory in case of these phones. Another difference between these phones is their back cover. While Mi5 uses glass for its back cover, Mi5 Pro uses the OnePlus X like ceramic material.

Both devices sports a Sony IMX298 16-Megapixel primary camera with Phase Detection AutoFocus (PDAF), DTI pixel isolation technology, Spectra image processor, 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS), 4K video recording, and the secondary camera assumes the form of a 4-Megapixel unit with pixel size of 2 microns. The Mi5 also boasts of other features including fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM card slot Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The Mi5 will come with 4G+ support (supports speeds up to 300Mbps) and VoLTE support as well.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has been priced at RMB 1999 (~ Rs 20,960) for the 32GB Mi 5, RMB 2299 (~Rs 24,106) for the 64GB Mi 5 and RMB 2699 (~Rs 28,300) for the Mi 5 Pro. While Mi5 will be surely launched in India, we can not say the same about the Mi5 Pro. To get a confirmation on whether it will also come to Indian market, we will still have to wait.

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