Xiaomi unveils newest flagship handset --- Mi 5

Xiaomi unveils newest flagship handset --- Mi 5

At the 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain, this week, Chinese device manufacturer Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship handset --- the Mi 5 smartphone.

Announcing the new Mi 5 handset, Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra – the company’s VP of International Operations – said that the handset will hit the markets in China on March 1, 2016. It will later be launched in Xiaomi’s other core markets, including India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, and probably, Brazil.

The cost of the base model of the new Xiaomi Mi 5 handset will be approximately $300; while the high-end models of the device will be priced at around $415. The handset will be available in three color options --- black, white, and gold.

The forthcoming Xiaomi Mi 5 handset will come with a 3D-curved back, and will feature a 5.15-inch screen which will be available in three versions, depending on the handset’s memory and the materials -- varying from glass to ceramic -- used on the external design.

All the models of the Xiaomi Mi 5 handset will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The handsets will be available in options of 2GB of RAM to 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 128GB of onboard storage capacity.

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