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Xiaomi Mi 5 to launch on March 31

The Xiaomi Mi 5 was announced late in February and launched in China in the first week of March.

twitter-logoNidhi Singal | March 29, 2016 | Updated 19:53 IST

After launching the Redmi Note 3 in India in earlier this month, the company is now hosting a press event in Delhi on March 31 to launch its next flagship Mi 5.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 was announced late in February and was launched in China in the first week of March. At the launch of Redmi Note 3 event,  Hogo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi had revealed the company's plan to launch the Mi 5 in India within a month's timeframe. Recently, Bin Lin, President, Xiaomi had also stated the upcoming smartphone will be priced below Rs 27,000.

Xiaomi Mi 5 features a 5.15 inch full HD display, a metal body, 3D ceramic back, which is durable and water resistant. Xiaomi has added a finger print sensor below the display that also bundles as a home button.

The device is powered by Qualcomm's latest chipset, Snapdragon 820, which is powering some of the other flagships including Samsung Galaxy S7, Sony Xperia X and LG G5. It is paired with LPDDR 4 4GB of RAM.  

It has Sony IMX298 16MP sensor and Qualcomm Spectra image processor. And also features face detection auto focus, DTI for producing better colours and a 4-axis OIS that helps in capturing better images in low lights conditions as well when hands are shaking. It can capture 4k videos. Other features include sunlight display, reading mode and more.

The device has been launched abroad in three variants and ships with Android Marshmallow with MiUi and packs in a 3000 mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0.


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