Xiaomi has been teasing their upcoming flagship the Xiaomi Mi 5 for a while now, and it looks like today at MWC 2016, the company has officially announced the handset. The device packs some pretty impressive hardware, and let’s not forget that Xiaomi’s selling point would be its price, and sure enough the Mi 5 did not disappoint.
Starting with its specs, the Mi 5 will feature a 5.15-inch display, and under the hood, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset can be found. It will also be accompanied by 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage, along with a 3,000mAh battery. It will also sport a design that Xiaomi is referring to as a 3D ceramic body, but basically from what we can tell, it seems to share a similar design language to last year’s Mi Note.
The Mi 5 will also come with a fingerprint sensor and a 16MP rear-facing camera with a 4-axis optical image stabilization. It will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s MIUI 7 interface on top. Like we said earlier, it will be available up to 128GB of storage, this means that there are several models to choose from.
There will be its based model with 32GB of storage priced at $262, and a 128GB model that will retail for $354, and it is expected to go on sale come 1st March. Unfortunately Xiaomi still has yet to expand to the US, so for now the Mi 5 will be only available in countries like China, followed by India, and then other countries that Xiaomi typically sells their phones in.