Xiaomi Mi 5 will launch 31st March in India


This is the first time that an Mi-series flagship is being launched in another country after going on sale in China the same month. We’re talking about the Xiaomi Mi 5, which went on sale in China on the first of March and is set to launch in India on the last day of the same month.

There’s no word on the price or whether Xiaomi will launch all three variants of the phone, as found in China.

The Mi 5 is among the first phones in the world to ship with a Snapdragon 820 processor. With that, the Mi 5 has a 5.15-inch full HD display, 3/4GB RAM, 32/64/128GB ROM, 3000mAh battery, 16 mega-pixel rear camera, 4 mega-pixel front camera.

xiaomi mi5 benchmarks

If you’re looking to buy the Mi 5 in India, you can expect a starting price of around 20,000 INR.

Hugo Barra, Xiaomi VP, said during the Redmi Note 3 launch in India that the country remains to be one of the most important markets for Xiaomi, and that Mi India’s ‘magic’ is still alive.

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5 Comments

  1. POY
    March 28, 2016

    Yash, any chance for you or Andi to review the Redmi Note 3 pro?

    • March 28, 2016

      Xiaomi were to send me one last week, I’ll check. There will be a review.

      • POY
        March 28, 2016

        Thanks!

    • Ionut Johnny
      March 28, 2016

      I am very satisfied with my redmi note 3 pro, i had mtk version as well, both very good phones with minimal changes between them.

  2. Nolan
    March 28, 2016

    Very poor AnTuTu v6 score. Early 2015-ish performance in a premium, Q2 2016 phone with a flagship SoC. I’ll bet that MIUI Rom is still as garbage as it was when it comes to system resource hogging.