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All about the Mi5

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All about the Mi 5

The latest flagship from Xiaomi takes to the market in three different versions. The most affordable model costs 1,999 CNY (about US$305) and brings 32 GB of internal storage and a 3D glass rear panel, but has a lower clock speed than the other two models, 1.8 GHz instead of 2.15 GHz.

Specifications

  • 2.15 GHz Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core Processor
  • 3GB RAM With 32GB ROM/ 4GB RAM with 128 GB ROM
  • 5 Inch FHD IPS Touchscreen Display
  • Sunlight display
  • Dual SIM
  • Rear-facing camera: Sony IMX298 sensor , 16MP camera, with PDAF and DTI technology,Dual flash LED
  • Front-facing camera: 2 micro-meter sized sensor , 4MP camera
  • 4G +
  • Supports Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • WiFi
  • IR
  • NFC-enabled
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • USB OTG
  • 3000 MAh Battery.
  • Supports Qualcomm quick charge 3.0

Unboxing

Fingerprint sensor

Mi5 featuring FPC’s touch fingerprint sensor FPC1245. Already received as well as expected revenues in 2016 that relate to sales of FPC1245 for this smartphone model are included in FPC’s communicated revenue guidance of 7,000-8,500 MSEK for 2016.

About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)

Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) is a high tech and listed company which develops, produces and markets biometric technology that through the analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint verify the person’s identity. A secure and convenient user experience is thus made possible, beyond keys and pins. The FPC technology offers world class advantages and include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these advantages and in combination with low production costs the technology may be implemented in large volume products as smartphones, tablets and biometric cards where these demands are extremely high. FPC’s technology have user cases from a number of applications.

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Performance

The Mi 5 uses  the Might Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.15 Ghz (1.80 Ghz in one variant) quad core processor along with along with the adreno 530 GPU and it is backed up by a 3GB/4GB LPDDR4 RAM, It comes in 32GB, 64 GB or  128 GB variants. It is built on 64-bit architecture , when performing multi-tasking, the perfect combination of graphics and 64 high-speed computing, multi-tasking capabilities of the device, bring the device a new refined level.

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Battery

The smartphone is equipped with Li-Pol (Lithium-Polymer) battery. 3000 mAh capacity allows to enjoy the phone for a long time even while intensive use. Qualcomm Quick Charge technology makes charging the smartphone far more effective. It can be half charged in only 25 minutes.

Conclusion

Available in black, white, and gold, the premium Mi5 version has a 3D ceramic back and is the first Xiaomi device to feature a front fingerprint sensor (as opposed to a back sensor) and a physical home button, along with a USB-type C charging port, similar to the Mi 4c. It also has a 16MP rear-facing camera, NFC, quick-charge 3.0, and supports 600Mbps 4G+.

The device is 7.25 mm thick, sports a 5.15-inch screen, and weighs in at 129 grams — you’ll also see from the photo that the bezel on the left and sides is very minimalist.
A1_MWC_Feb24_FINALThere are three Mi5 models in total. The Mi5 Pro, which is mainly discussed here, will cost 2,699 RMB (Chinese yuan), or roughly $354 once you subtract the taxes that are included in China. There is an entry-level version that sports only 32GB of storage and is made from 3D glass, which comes in at 1,999 RMB, or roughly $262. There is also a mid-level incarnation with 64GB of storage. The device will launch in China on March 1, followed by India and “other markets. ”The device won’t be launching officially outside of Asia,”