Chinese tech-giant Xiaomi has confirmed that its flagship, the Mi 5 smartphone, will be launched in India on Thursday, 31 March.
The company had already promised at the Redmi Note 3 India launch event that they will bring the Mi 5 in "India in a month". Making good on their promise, the company has sent invitation for the event this week.
With the launch of Xiaomi Mi 5, India will become the first country to sell the smartphone outside China.
Company's vice president, Hugo Barra, had said that over 16 million people registered for the flagship smartphone in China.
The phone was launched globally during the Mobile World Congress last month, in three variants. The prices of the phones begins from CNY 1,999 (around Rs 21,000) in the Chinese market.
- Dual-SIM (Nano + Nano)
- 5.15-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) with curved 3D Ceramic glass
- Pixel density of 428ppi
- Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
- Adreno 530 GPU sensor
- 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 camera sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), LED flash.
- 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) and sapphire glass protection lens
- 4K video recording support
- 4-Ultrapixel front camera, with 2-micron pixels
- 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
- USB Type-C port
The Quick Charge 3.0 is 20 per cent faster than its other siblings. The flagship also comes with VoLTE connectivity support.
The phone was announced in three versions:
- Basic version with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage at CNY 1,999 (that is around Rs 21,000)
- Mid version 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB storage at CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs 24,000)
- Pro version with 4GB LPDD4 RAM and 128GB storage at CNY 2,699 (Rs 28,000)