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Xiaomi Mi 5 Is Coming to India in April, Confirms Company

by Shine Wong 9

Xiaomi’s VP, Hugo Barra, took off the lid over the company’s plans to bring their flagship, Mi 5 to India. To a thunderous applause of over 8000 fans at the Talkatora stadium, in Lucknow India, Barra revealed that Xiaomi had already gotten over 16 million registrations for the Mi 5 in China and that next, it plans to bring the flagship phone to Indian users in a month’s time.

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Along with this, Hugo Barra also revealed the company’s plans to sell in the country the beautiful looking Mi Bluetooth Speakers for Rs 1999 and Mi Powerbank which can hold a charge of up to 20000mAh.

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The Xiaomi Mi 5 upon launch in the country will be
available in three variants. The Mi 5 (32GB storage
and 3GB RAM) is priced at RMB 1999 (Approx Rs
21,000), the Mi 5 64GB variant is priced at RMB
2299 (Approx Rs 24,000) and the Mi 5 Pro with 128GB storage and 4GB RAM will be available for a price of RMB 2699 (Approx Rs 28,500).

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  • Monk3y

    Does this release in India mean that there will be other 4g bands supported? Or is this exactly the same phone as in China?

    • Joe

      Could be the same model, coz it supported LTE Band 40 2300Mhz which is used in India

      • illystor

        Yeah, unfortunately, India as another market isn’t one that’s going to be bringing you a device any more likely to work in, for instance, the US. I would love to see Xiaomi coming to US and Europe direct in the near future, but sometimes I have to remind myself they are only just rolling up on 6 years old.

        • bojan radovanovic

          they can not come directlly in EU and USA due licencing problems.

          • illystor

            I understand they currently have certain barriers to entry. Obviously those are all in theory, and hopefully one day in practice, surmountable. It’s just a question of when they are looking to do it, and how long term their current plans are.

  • bojan radovanovic

    hm, this is new Xiaomi speaker!?
    haven heard nothing about it, how come you did not wrote something???

  • preet

    the stadium is in New Delhi not Lucknow