Xiaomi Mi 5 to launch March 31 in India

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Xiaomi’s much awaited flagship device, the Xiaomi Mi 5, has been confirmed for launched in India on Thursday, March 31 2016.

The Chinese company has sent out invitations for the event, which is expected to hold in New Delhi.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 was unveiled in China recently. The Thursday event will make India one of the first markets to sell the flagship outside China.

Xiaomi’s Global VP, Hugo Barra, recently revealed that Xiaomi received a massive 16 million registrations for the Mi 5, for the China sale.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 which was announced came in three versions. There was a standard edition featuring 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage priced at CNY 1,999 (approximately 62,000 Naira).

A prime version follows, featuring 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,299 (that’s about 71,000 Naira), and pro version featuring 4GB LPDD4 RAM and 128GB storage priced at CNY 2,699 (that’s roughly 83,000 Naira).

It’s not clear if Xiaomi will launch the three versions in India or debut a new variant of the flagship device.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes in a 5.15 inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with curved 3D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi. Under the hood there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU.

The device bears a 16-megapixel camera with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and LED flash on the rear. The rear camera also sports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) and sapphire glass protection lens.

The smartphone supports 4K video recording. There’s a 4-Ultrapixel front camera, with 2-micron pixels. Both cameras feature an f/2.0 aperture.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 supports dual SIM (Nano + Nano), measures 144.5×69.2×7.25mm and weighs 129 grams. It packs a 3000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

According to Xiaomi, the Quick Charge 3.0 is 20 percent faster than its predecessor, the Quick Charge 2.0.

Connectivity options include VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Glonass, and NFC. A USB Type-C port is also available on the device.

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