Xiaomi India has announced that the Black colour variant of its Mi 5 flagship smartphone will go on sale in the country on Friday. The smartphone will be available via Amazon India and Flipkart from 10am.
To recall, Xiaomi had launched the Mi 5 in India back in March, and the smartphone was only available in its White colour variant. Specifically, the company had only brought the 3GB RAM/ 32GB built-in storage variant to India, and despite the evident clamour for more variants, has not yet brought any other configurations to the country.
Xiaomi in a Facebook post explained that the Xiaomi Mi 5 Gold colour variant will also be made available in India "soon", but did not specify when. To recall, the smartphone was made available via Amazon India, Flipkart, Snapdeal, and Tata Cliq earlier this month, with the company abandoning the Mi.com exclusivity for the phone.
Last month, Xiaomi Global Vice President Hugo Barra confirmed to Gadgets 360 that the company was working on bringing the Black colour variant of the Mi 5 to India soon.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) smartphone. It sports a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) with curved 3D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. It features a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 camera sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and LED flash. The rear camera also sports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) and sapphire glass protection lens. The smartphone supports 4K video recording. It also sports a 4-megapixel front camera with 2-micron pixels. Both cameras feature an f/2.0 aperture.
It measures 144.5x69.2x7.25mm and weighs 129 grams. The Mi 5 packs a 3000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The company says that the Quick Charge 3.0 is 20 percent faster than its predecessor, the Quick Charge 2.0. Also onboard is a USB Type-C port. Connectivity options include VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Glonass, and NFC.