After being unveiled on the MWC 2016, Xiaomi Mi 5 was launched last month in China and has been available in Chinese stores ever since. Moreover, the Pro variant for the Mi 5 is also set to be launched in Xiaomi’s home country on April 6. Few days ago, Xaiomi started sending out official invites for an event scheduled in India on March 31. The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5 was set to be unveiled in the aforementioned event. Today, March 31, the company officially announced the availability and pricing in India.
Starting from April 6, customers residing in India can get their hands on the Mi 5 for INR 24,999 ($378) via mi.com. Note that this price is for the 32GB variant of the flagship which comes with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. However, this chipset hosts an under clocked 1.8 GHz instead of 2.15 GHz processor.
Xiaomi Mi 5 features not just one, but three different variants. Although the design of the trio is completely similar, their build material is what makes them look different from each other. Apparently Mi 5 has Standard (32GB), Prime (64GB, 2.15GHz) and an Prime (128GB, 2.15GHz, 4GB RAM, ceramic) variants. Two of the devices are made with a combination of metal and Gorilla Glass 4 while the third one features a ceramic-glass duo. Overall the design is curved around the edges making it comfortable to hold. Apart from the different build material, there is a small difference present between the chipsets and internal storage of the devices. Reportedly the ceramic version of the Mi 5 scored an amazing 140,000 points on AnTuTu. Yes, we kid you not – Xiaomi Mi 5 even beat the Samsung Galaxy S7 in the score. Unfortunately, only standard version of the Mi 5 has been unveiled in India which means that you’ll have to import the prime variants if you are interested in one.
As mentioned earlier, Xiaomi Mi 5 will reach stores on the Mi Fan Festivel – April 6 at 11AM.
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