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Xiaomi Mi 5 launched in India

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The Chinese electronics company Xiaomi recently announced its flagship smartphone, Xiaomi Mi 5, in India. The latest offering of Xiaomi has been priced at Rs. 24,999 (about 75,000 Naira).

This launch in India has come almost a month after the handset hit the retails in China. Mi 5 was first unveiled by the company at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.

Notably, Mi 5 is Xiaomi’s most expensive smartphone to be released in India till date. The previously launched Mi 4 flagship device from Xiaomi came with a price sticker of Rs. 19,999.

The dual SIM supporting Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with a full HD 5.15-inch display with 1080×1920p screen resolution. The handset features 3D curved Ceramic glass and 428ppi pixel density.

Xiaomi Mi 5 is fueled by Snapdragon 820 SoC by Qualcomm along with Adreno 530 GPU for graphics.

For storage, the smartphone packs in 3GB of RAM along with 32GB internal storage on board. It will run on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) topped with MIUI 7 out of the box.

The smartphone measures 144.5×69.2×7.25mm and weighs 129g. Mi 5 by Xiaomi features a 16MP Sony IMX298 snapper that comes with a PDAF and LED flash support.

In addition, the back camera also sports OIS and 4K video recording along with sapphire glass protection lens.

The smartphone embraces a 4MP UltraPixel front-facing selfie clicker. Both snappers come with f/2.0 aperture.

Xiaomi Mi 5 is backed by 3000 mAh battery which is supported by Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 feature. Connectivity options include WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Glonass, 4G and VoLTE support. The device also sports USB Type C connectivity.

This Mi 4 successor is distinctive in its glass and metal design. The device comes with the Mi Protect Plan which will cost an additional Rs. 499 and offer protection against accidental damage for 1 year.

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