Going full throttle! That's what Xiaomi did in announcing the Xiaomi Mi5, their latest flagship handset with more than 1.5 years in the making.
|Xiaomi Mi5 launched!|
Looking at what the phone can offer, it features a design pattern coming from the Mi Note with a 3D curved edge glass, ceramic back made from microcrystalline nano-ceramic zirconia and to be confirmed if really metal frame.
|Mi 5 build and design|
It features an unusual 5.15 inch FHD screen that has the latest and beastly Snapdragon 820 quad core processor with 1.8 to 2.15 GHz clock speed! You'll also get either 3 GB or 4G GB LPDDR RAM, up to 128 GB internal storage and 3,000 mAh of battery with quick charge 3.0 support.
It also boast a 16 MP Sony IMX298 rear camera with PDAF and 4 axis optical image stabilization without the camera hump. In front you'll have a pretty large 8 MP shooter. This phone is also complete with connectivity options like the LTE Cat 12 w/ VoLTE support, WiFi ac, NFC, IR Blaster and USB Type C.
The Mi5 also has a fingerprint sensor and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7 on top.
A true beast!
Xiaomi claims that the new Mi5 can reach a benchmark score of over 142K via Antutu. If that's true, this is arguably the most powerful Android phone in the world. That inclusion of just an FHD screen instead of a QHD one help a lot in that sense.
Xiaomi Mi5 Specs
Display: 5.15 Inch FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ 3D curved edge glass w/ Gorilla Glass 4 protection at 428 ppi
CPU: 1.8 to 2.15 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 820 quad core processor
GPU: Adreno 530
RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB LPDDR4
ROM: 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB
Back Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX298 w/ PDAF, 4 axis OIS and dual LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8 MP
Battery: 3,000 mAh w/ quick charge 3.0
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ MIUI 7
Connectivity: WiFi ac, 3G, HSPA+, LTE Cat 12 w/ VoLTE, IR Blaster, NFC, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS
Others: Fingerprint sensor, USB Type C, Colors: black, white, gold
Dimensions: 144.54 x 69.20 x 7.24 mm
Weight: 129 g
Price: RMB 1999 or around 14.5K Pesos (3 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM), RMB 2299 or around 16.8K Pesos (3 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM) and RMB 2699 or around 19.7K Pesos (4 GB RAM / 128 GB ROM)
The new Mi5 by Xiaomi will starting March 1 in China only for now with the following prices: RMB 1999 or around 14.5K Pesos (3 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM), RMB 2299 or around 16.8K Pesos (3 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM) and RMB 2699 or around 19.7K Pesos (4 GB RAM / 128 GB ROM).
Sweet deals! Now let's hope that this will arrive here in the Philippines as well.
What do you think guys?