Despite not much of a western presence, Xiaomi is rapidly becoming one of the largest phone manufacturers in the world. At Mobile World Congress, the company has unveiled its new flagship product: the Xiaomi Mi 5.

The phone is a significant step up from the Mi 4 unveiled a year and a half ago. On the hardware front, the phone still manages to look like both an iPhone and a Galaxy device. What's more impressive is what we see on the inside. This year's phone offers a Snapdragon 820 paired with up to 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.

The Mi 5 comes with either 32GB or 64GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. The Mi 5 Pro gets a bump to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.


On the software front, users get Android Marshmallow. They also get a heavy MIUI skin, which you can enjoy or not on a 5.15-inch 1080 by 1920 display. Underneath that screen is a fingerprint sensor resembling a home button.

On the back, there's a 16MP camera with 4-axis OIS. NFC support is included for mobile payments, and Quick Charge 3.0 is available to pump power into the 3,000mAh battery.


  • 5.15" Display
  • 1080 x 1920 Screen Resolution
  • Snapdragon 820
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB Storage for Mi 5, or 128GB for Mi 5 Pro
  • 3,000mAh Battery
  • 16MP Rear-facing Camera
  • Android 6.0
  • MIUI 7
  • NFC
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Quick Charge 3.0

Xiaomi is offering the Mi 5 in black, white, and gold. The company will start selling the phone in China next month with India following shortly after. Other countries remain to be seen.