Indian Xiaomi fans have all been waiting for the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 5 in the country. Xiaomi had said that the launch would be in April, but it looks like fans might just get their present early. The company has reportedly started sending out invites for the Mi 5 launch event in India, which will be on March 31.
The invites for the launch event clearly shows off the number 5 along with the usual tagline of “All you ever imagined, and more”. So, it’s no mystery that the company will announce the Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship at the March 31 event. Although the venue of the event is yet to be revealed, it will kick off at 2:30 pm local time.
Xiaomi released three different variants of the Mi 5 in China last month — two variants of the standard Mi 5 and one Mi 5 Pro. It’s possible that all the three models will be announced in the country at this week’s event. However, given that the Mi 5 Pro model is yet to go on sale even in China, you may have to wait for a few weeks more to get hold of the Pro version.
As for the specs, the two variants of the standard Mi 5 differ in terms of the internal storage, one with 32GB and the higher model with 64GB ROM. Both come with 3GB RAM. On the other hand, the Mi 5 Pro comes with a 3D ceramic body, along with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. All the three models are be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chip (Pro version gets a faster-clocked chip @2.15GHz). At the back, there is a 16MP camera with 4-axis OIS while up front, there is a 4MP Ultrapixel shooter. Other features include Android 6.0 with MIUI 7, 3000mAh battery, Quick Charge, VoLTE and dual SIM Card slots.
One thing that we still don’t know is the Xiaomi Mi 5’s price in India. But given the company’s aggressive pricing strategy in the country, you can expect it to be close to Chinee pricing i.e. 1999 Yuan (~Rs. 20500). [source]