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MWC 2016 | Xiaomi Mi 5 now official

Xiaomi Mi 5 Android smartphone with Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB RAM
Xiaomi Mi 5
This handset comes in three variants, all powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, with the high-end one featuring 4 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage and a ceramic back.

Xiaomi has unveiled today the long-awaited Mi 5, a new flagship that matches the specs of its direct competitors from Sony, Samsung, or LG, but for almost half the price. Starting at $305 USD, Xiaomi will come in no less than three variants and will hit the Chinese market starting March 1st, then reaching India at a date that will be announced in the meantime.

These are the main specs and features of the Xiaomi Mi 5:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC
  • Memory/Storage: 3 GB or 4 GB LPDDR4; 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB UFS 2.0
  • Display: 5.15-inch multitouch with 1,920X1,080 pixels
  • Cameras: 4 MP front, 16 MP Sony IMX298 with 4-axis OIS on the back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE-A, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth, fingerprint sensor, IR port, USB Type-C 
  • Operating system: Android Marshmallow with MIUI 7 on top
  • Battery: 3000 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 (non-removable)
  • Colors: white, gold, black

According to its makers, the Xiaomi Mi 5 scored an impressive 142,084 points in Antutu 6.0.4. The editions available in China and their prices are these: 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage/$305 USD, 4 GB RAM/64 GB storage/$350 USD, 4 GB RAM/128 GB storage/$410 USD. The high-end variant also has a ceramic back, while the other two use a glass cover. 

Unfortunately, Europe and the Americas will not get the Xiaomi Mi 5 too soon via official channels. However, we will get back to it as soon as that happens, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-24 (Update: 2016-02-24)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.