After 18 months of waiting, Xiaomi’s new flagship is finally here. The smartphone was announced in late-February by the company, but has finally made its way to India today. The company held a dedicated event in New Delhi a short while ago, sharing pricing and availability details of this very attractive flagship.
As expected, the handset will not go heavy on your wallets and will be priced at Rs 24,999 for the entry level 32GB model which is also known as the ‘Standard Edition’. Unfortunately, this will be the only model sold in India. The handset will be available for purchase via mi first on April 6. However, other retailers will follow suit soon.
The company will make the device available through a flash sale, so you will not be able to get it freely like any other device. This isn’t really a surprise though as Xiaomi devices are usually sold this way.
Overall, the Mi 5 is a very attractive device at this price point and could be a game changer in the Indian mid-range/high-end mobile industry. We hope other models of the smartphone will be available for purchase soon as well.
Xiaomi Mi 5 hardware specifications include:
5.15-inch Full HD (1920×100) display
Quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor
16MP f/2.0 rear camera
4MP f/2.0 front camera
32GB storage (no microSD card slot)
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7
3,000 mAh battery
Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port