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Xiaomi Mi 5 Available in First India Flash Sale Today

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is hosting a Mi festival on its India website today, where it will offer the Mi 5 on the first flash sale, along with the Redmi Note 3, and its 20000 mAh Mi Power Bank.

The Mi 5 will go for sale on the Mi.com website at 11 am. The premium smartphone costs Rs 24,999 and comes with a 5.15-inch full HD display, latest Snapdragon 820 processor, 3000 mAh battery, Android 6 and a 16 megapixel rear camera with four-axis OIS.

Xiaomi has only brought a single variant of the smartphone in India, what was unveiled as the 'standard edition' in China, featuring 32GB of inbuilt storage and 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

The dual-SIM Mi 5 includes a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) with curved 3D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi and has Adreno 530 GPU.

The rear camera sports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) and sapphire glass protection lens. The device supports 4K video recording and includes a 4-UltraPixel front camera, with 2-micron pixels. Both cameras feature an f/2.0 aperture.

Mi 5 measures 144.5x69.2x7.25mm and weighs 129 grams. The handset supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and the company says that the Quick Charge 3.0 is 20 percent faster than its predecessor, the Quick Charge 2.0.