[MWC 2016] Xiaomi Unveiled Its 2016 Flagship Smartphone, Mi 5. Starting Price RMB 1999 (Approx RM 1,295)

2/24/2016 Joshua Wong 0 Comments

Xiaomi has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, Mi 5 here in MWC 2016, Barcelona. As per teased earlier, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and packed with up to 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Xiaomi claimed this setup bring an "insanely fast" smartphone and scored 142,000 AnTuTu benchmark point.

Here are some interesting specification unveiled;

The Mi 5 will be the first flagship this year to come with 128GB of in-built UFS 2.0 storage.

Mi 5 sports a 5.15-inch Full HD display with ultra-thin bezel giving the display an almost borderless appearance. On the back of Mi 5 you will find dual-curved sides like the current Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for better natural hand-grip. The highest-end model get high grade nano ceramic glass back that durable and wear resistant up to 8H on Mohs hardness scale.

The Mi 5 is power packed with a 3,000 mAh battery with support of Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Connectivity wise it has NFC, USB Type C, LTE Cat 12 (X12 LTE Modem), VoLTE & WiFi 802.11ac.

Camera department features a 16 megapixel SONY's IMX298 sensor with PDAF and has four-axis optical image stabilization. As for the front camera, it packed a 4 Megapixel Ultra-pixel camera that has 2ยต large pixels for better selfie photo-taking.

Mi 5 will be running on the latest MIUI 7 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The Mi 5 comes with 3 colors option; White, Gold & Black. Mi 5 has 3 variants and differ by storage size & SoC.

The base version get a lower clocked SoC of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 at 1.8GHz and 32GB internal storage. The higher spec powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 at 2.15GHz and 64GB internal storage. The PRO model, has an enormous 128GB internal storage and 3D ceramic back cover.

If you were asking about storage expansion? Unfortunately there are no microSD card slot available on the Mi 5.

The base model is priced at RMB 1,999 (approx RM 1,239) where the one version higher is priced at RMB 2,299 (RM 1,425) and the PRO version is priced at RMB 2,699 (RM 1,673)

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