Xiaomi Mi5: Branded the Cheapest Flagship Smartphone in the Industry, Pro Variant Likely to be Revealed in April, Packs in Additional Specs!

The Asian smartphone leader recently unveiled its latest creation, the Xiaomi Mi5 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, held in Barcelona. This smartphone is the successor to the Xiaomi Mi4, which released back in 2014.

This flagship device has already taken the smartphone industry by storm with its spectacular features and competitive pricing. Xiaomi amazed smartphone loyalists and critics with the low price tags on their premium devices, especially compared to their rivals.

The Xiaomi Mi5 comes with a 5.15-inch IPS LCD display and a decent resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. This translates to a pixel density of 428 ppi.

The flagship smartphone is available in three variants. Two out of the three variants were made available for purchase. The much-awaited third variant, known as the Pro, is expected to release in China on April 6, 2016.

The base variants available in the market have 3GB of RAM while its internal storage varies from 32 GB to 64 GB. The Pro variant has a 4GB RAM and internal memory of 128 GB. The extra memory is helpful when using RAM-devouring applications. The device doesn’t house a micro SD slot in any of the three variants.

The Xiaomi Mi5 is protected by a metal frame that runs around the edges and a black glass with a fingerprint on the home button. The Pro variant has a ceramic panel on the rear end. There is no doubt that both variants feature a premium finish and they only differ in terms of hardware specifications.

The edges of the Mi5 are chamfered and the smartphone boasts of a bezel-less display. All the three variants are smaller in size when compared to its rivals, the LG G5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7.

The Xiaomi Mi5 is equipped with the latest hardware features as compared to its predecessors. It has a Snapdragon 820 SoC. and Adreno 530 GPU chipset. Xiaomi uses the latest processors in the market to make the device user-friendly and to boost the processing speed.

The Asian smartphone leader has also targeted the people who are concerned with photography. The Mi5 is equipped with a 16-mega pixel primary camera alongside a 4-mega pixel secondary lens. The rear snapper supports OIS and has a dual–LED flash.

The Xiaomi Mi5 exhibits positive effects in enhancing photos even in dim light conditions. The video stabilization and camera speed of this handset are far better than its predecessors.

Another interesting feature about the Xiaomi Mi5 is that the device has a very low price tag of approximately $305 while its competitors have massive price tags of over $600. This is one trick up Xiaomi’s sleeve that they have been using to increase the number of customers in the Asian market.

The Pro variant of the Xiaomi Mi5 is quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 in terms of its technical specifications. Both devices have the same processor with the same clock speed. The GPU is also the same on both these smartphones along with the standard 4 GB RAM.

Rumors suggest that the Mi5 offers easy connectivity and fast battery charging. It is equipped with a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery and has a new backlight display technology that makes the screen more efficient than its predecessor.

The Xiaomi Mi5 is also protected by Gorilla Glass 4 and is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.