Xiaomi today launched the Mi 5s in China, a slightly faster and upgraded version of its flagship Mi 5. The handset comes with a slightly updated design and ditches the rear glass in favor of a curved metallic rear panel.
Xiaomi Mi 5
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Xiaomi today announced a price cut for its flagship smartphone, the Mi 5, in India. The handset will now be available in the country for Rs 22,999, down from its original price of Rs 24,99.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 went for sale in India towards the end of March. Since the handset made its debut in the country within a month of going on sale in China, Xiaomi was still struggling to fulfil the demand surrounding the handset in its home country. Due to this, the company only launched the white variant of the Mi 5 in India with 32GB of storage space.
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Within five short years, Xiaomi has made a reputable name for itself in the smartphone market. The company’s formula of selling phones at almost their cost price and then making money by providing services through them has been a huge hit in China and markets like India.
However, 2015 was a relatively rough year for the Chinese company. The lack of its much anticipated flagship, the Mi 5, and some less than interesting mid-range devices saw the company miss its estimated sales figure for the year. Worse, this allowed other local Chinese OEMs like Huawei and Lenovo to surpass Xiaomi with their offerings.
For its price, the Xiaomi Mi 5 offers an unbeatable value for money. The handset sports a top-notch build quality with a beautiful glass design, a fingerprint scanner, a powerful Snapdragon 820 chipset, and a 3,000mAh battery that ensures it will easily last through a day of heavy usage.
Android OEMs really stepped up their game in the camera department last year. We saw Samsung and LG coming out with a terrific 16MP shooter on their flagship handsets, while at the end of the year, Google sprang a surprise with the 12.3MP shooter of the Nexus 6P and its unusually large 1.5u pixels.
Xiaomi today unveiled the Mi 5 for the Indian smartphone market, less than a month since the handset first went on sale in China. In typical Xiaomi-style, the company has undercut the competition in terms of pricing with the Mi 5, with the handset giving premium flagship handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S7 a run for their money.
The first half of 2015 was a relatively good one for Xiaomi with the launch of the Mi Note and the Mi 4i, which was made specifically for the Indian market. However, both phones turned out to be a dud for the company, no thanks to their disappointing chipset.