Xiaomi Makes The Mi 5 Official, Brings Incredible Specs For $265

Today at MWC 2016 Xiaomi has officially announced their latest flagship, the Mi 5. This new smartphone packs on insane specifications and starts at the low price of just $265. So, let’s take a look at the specs.

For the base model you’ll get a 5.15″ display at 1080p with a special 16-LED backlighting system which offers brightness up to 600 nits (just shy of Apple’s iPhone and just ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy S6). Xiaomi claims that this display is also 17% more power efficient than other panels out there.



The device is constructed from a glass and metal build with Black, Gold, and White options available. 32, 64, and 128GB models will also be available, bit with a bit of fun on the 128GB model. This model, which Xiaomi calls the Mi 5 Pro. This model includes a ceramic back rather than glass.

The front of the phone also packs a fingerprint sensor within a home button. On the back the Mi 5 packs a 16MP Sony IMX298 camera sensor with 4-axis image stabilization, a first for smartphones. It also has PDAF autofocus and a pixel-to-pixel isolation technology to stop light bleed from one pixel to another. What does all that mean for you? Basically, a really good camera.  Oh, and there’s also a 4MP camera on the front with improved low-light capabilities.

Xiaomi has also included the Snapdragon 820 processor on this smartphone. This promises not only an insane amount of power from this phone, but also Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. This allows for a 0% to 80% charge in just under an hour on the 3,000 mAh battery.

The Mi 5 also packs Android Marshmallow out of the box. Pricing is as follows:

  • Mi 5 Pro – Snapdragon 820 (2.15GHz), 128GB, 4GB RAM, ceramic back: $360 (2699 RMB with tax)
  • Mi 5 64 – Snapdragon 820 (2.15GHz), 64GB, 3D glass back: $310 (2299 RMB with tax)
  • Mi 5 32 – Snapdragon 820 (1.8GHz), 32GB, 3GB RAM, 3D glass back: $265 (1999 RMB with tax)

This Xiaomi Mi 5 will go up for sale in China starting March 1st with launches in other regions coming later on.

Source: Xiaomi