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Xiaomi Mi 5 announced: Snapdragon 820, up to 128GB Flash




Xiaomi has announced their new flagship and it packs the best design materials and internals you can find today.

mi 5_5

The Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 5.15-inch full HD display. It’s powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with either 3GB of 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Storage-wise, you can opt for up to 128GB of onboard flash storage. According to Xiaomi, it can reach a benchmark score of 142,084 on Antutu v6.0.4.

mi 5_3

It’s 16-megapixel rear camera has a 4-axis optical image stabilization but with no camera bump. As mentioned during the launch, the design of the Mi 5 is inherited from the Mi Note flagship from last year with a 3D-curved edge glass or ceramic back (microcrystalline nano-ceramic zirconia) and metallic frame.

mi 5_1

Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications:
5.15-inch full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 428ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
Adreno 530 GPU
3GB / 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
32GB / 128GB UFS 2.0 internal storage
16-megapixel Sony IMX298  PDAF rear camera w/ dual-LED flash, 4-axis OIS
8-megapixel front camera
4G+ LTE Cat12, up to 600Mbps
VoLTE support
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
IR Blaster
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
Fingerprint sensor
USB Type-C
3000mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ MIUI 7
144.54 x 69.20 x 7.24 mm
129 g
Black, White, Gold

mi 5_4

Pricing depends on the configuration you’re getting:
3GB and 32GB — RMB 1999 or around Php14,500
3GB and 64GB — RMB 2299 or around Php16,800
4GB and 128GB — RMB 2699 or around Php19,700

The highest configuration with 4GB RAM, 128GB of storage and a 3D ceramic back cover is labeled as the Mi 5 Pro.

Availability will start in China by March 1 while international availability is yet to be announced.



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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8 Responses

  1. SpiderWak says:

    Omayged.. ang sarap ng specs at yung presyo.. killer..

  2. Xyk says:

    I have been waiting for this phone but the price.. It breaks my heart

  3. Easy E says:

    The price excites me. Kaso tataas pa yan pag dating (kung dadating officially) dito sa PH. Ganda ng gold :)

  4. Reasonable says:

    Well yes, the price is higher than previous phones. But let’s not forget that they’re using the absolute latest tech now. And that this and its competitors were released practically together. And they all share a lot of the same specs.

    To be able to sell this for two-thirds the price of the competition says a lot.

  5. abuzalzal says:

    huwag na kayong umasa

  6. mj says:

    Base sa GSMARENA magiging available daw ito sa Philippines.

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