I have received numerous emails from readers asking about the gold version of the Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship. Now, we finally have a date! Xiaomi has just announced that the Xiaomi Mi 5 Gold Edition will go on sale from April 29, 10AM. This will be the first time this particular color is being made available for the device. Fans had to wait long (around 2 months), but finally, their patience has paid off.
According to the official website, the Mi 5 Gold Edition will come in standard and high versions. This also means that the gold version will feature 3D glass and not ceramic. Not surprising, since even the recently announced Mi 5 Pro White version comes with a glass back. So, the Mi 5 Pro is still limited to two colors at the moment, white and black.
The standard version of the Xiaomi Mi 5 Gold Edition will come with Snapdragon 820 clocked at 1.8GHz, Adreno 530 @ 510MHz, 3GB of RAM, 32GB UFS 2.0 storage and front facing fingerprint sensor. The phone retails for 1999 Yuan ($308). The high version features an overclocked Snapdragon 820 @ 2.15GHz and Adreno 510 @ 624MHz, 64GB storage but retains the 3GB RAM on board. This particular edition retails for 2299 Yuan ($354). The Mi 5 Pro version increases the RAM and storage to 4GB and 128GB respectively. And this particular model retails for $416. But there are only two colors available, white and black.
The Mi 5 Pro version increases the RAM and storage to 4GB and 128GB respectively. And this particular model retails for $416. But there are only two colors available, white and black.
The newly announced Mi 5 Pro white and Mi 5 Gold editions will go on sale on the April 29 flash sale. In case you are wondering, since the Mi 5 Pro white comes with a 3D glass body, the price will be lower than the black edition. This particular model will retail for 2599 Yuan i.e. around $400.
To sum up, Xiaomi is now offering the Mi 5 Pro at four different price points. The standard ($308) and high ($354) version will be available in black, white, purple and gold colors.
The Mi 5 Pro with a glass back comes in white color and retails at $400.
The Mi 5 Pro with ceramic body comes in black and retails for $416.
All models except Mi 5 Pro Ceramic black edition will be available for purchase on the flash sale on Friday. [source]