Xiaomi Mi 5 Adds Fingerprint Scanner
Xiaomi today announced the Mi 5 during the Mobile World Congress trade show. The company's new flagship phone is a more refined product, featuring a metal frame, glass front, and ceramic rear panel. The Mi 5 has a 5.15-inch quad HD screen and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB of RAM. The phone will ship with 32, 64, or 128 GB of storage. Xiaomi gave the phone a Sony 16-megapixel main camera with four-axis optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash. The Mi 5 will ship with a 3,000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0. The Mi will pack Cat. 12 LTE, as well as WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC. It runs Android 6.0 with Xiaomi's MIUI 7 user interface. The Mi 5 will launch in China on March 1, with India to follow shortly thereafter. Xiaomi said the phone will reach "other global markets" later in the year, but didn't specify which. Pricing will be about $265 for the 32 GB model.
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