The Xiaomi Mi 5 is not yet available in western countries, but it has already created a noise around the globe as it features almost the same specs as that of the Samsung?s newest flagship but with a very big difference in the pricing.
According to The Verge, the Mi 5, aside from China, is only available in the neighboring countries where the company has already started operating. The outlet shared that Xiaomi is still ?cagey? about expanding their business in European countries and the United States, but, also mentioned that the new flagship had its official launch in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress.
Despite not having too much activities on the other side of the world, by introducing their product in Spain, Xiaomi has also indicated that they are on the brink of ?breaking beyond its status as a regional power,? The Verge further added.
In a report from Business Insider, it was said that the new flagship will have two different configurations. First is the standard edition which showcases a 3GB of RAM, 3,000 mAh battery, 820 processor, a body made of metal and glass, and a 32GB of internal storage. The other configuration is called Pro model and it features almost a hundred percent additional internal storage compared to the first one with 128GB. Plus, it also gives an extra gigabyte of RAM, and the phone?s back is crafted from ceramic.
The Mi 5 Pro showcases almost identical specs to Samsung?s Galaxy 7 except for three things as stated by the Business Insider. The Mi 5 Pro lacks the S7?s QHD display, a slot for microSD cards and the ability to be water resistant. Despite missing those specs, the Mi 5 has a huge advantage over the S7 when it comes to the selling price. The standard edition sells for only $307 while the Pro model sells at $415. The S7?s price is pegged at $700.
The Xiaomi?s Mi 5 may be a lot cheaper than Samsung?s S7, but, also keep in mind that it is not yet available in Europe and the United States. Let us all wait for further announcements about the company?s plan of expanding their business in western countries.