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Xiaomi unveils their Mi5 flagship in three flavors, starting at just over $300

Xiaomi took to the stage at Mobile World Conference and unveiled their Mi5 flagship Android device which will come in three versions: 32 GB/3 GB RAM, 64 GB/3 GB RAM and 128 GB/4 GB RAM for the Mi5 Pro. All feature a Snapdragon 820 processor, 16 MP main camera sensor with four-axis image stabilization, 4MP UltraPixel front shooter, a fingerprint reader and a near bezel-less Full-HD display.

Xiaomi Global Vice President Hugo Barra also announced that the battery can be charged to between 80 and 90 percent in a one hour due to its its quick-charging capabilities.

The price was announced as starting at 1,999 Yuan, which works out at $306, for the 32 GB model, 2,299 Yuan ($351) for the 64 GB model, of which both feature a glass back cover and 2,699 Yuan ($413) for the Pro model that comes with a ceramic back cover.

The full specs are as follows:

  • OS: Android 6.0, MIUI 7
  • Display: 5.15, Full-HD 1080p
  • SoC: Snapdragon 820
  • Storage: 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery: 3000 mAh, QuickCharge 3.0
  • Rear camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 298. Front: 4MP UltraPixel
  • Connectivity: NFC, 4G+
  • Dimensions: 144.55 x 69.2 x 7.25 mm
  • Weight: 129-139 g
  • Price: 1999, 2299 and 2699 Yuan (around $306, $351 and $413)

Despite a rumor stating that the Mi5 could also get a Windows 10 Mobile variant (or just a ROM straight from Xiaomi, as it did for the LTE version of the Mi4) this did not materialize at the press conference, although it's still a possibility that it could turn up at a later date.

The Xiaomi Mi5 release date has been set for March 1 in China, with global markets following soon after, for more details on this device check out the official Xiaomi website or Twitter feed.

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