Chinese Retailer Selling ”Overclocked” Xiaomi Mi 5

by Habeeb Onawole 2

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is one of the cheapest Snapdragon 820 phones in the market right now. But the Mi 5 has an under-clocked processor compared to that of other phones, 1.8GHz to be precise.

Now a retailer in China is selling versions of the Mi 5 clocked at 2.15 GHz which is actually the normal clock versions of other SD820 phones (OnePlus 3, ZUK Z2 etc.). So you see why I don’t want to say it’s overclocked? Ok, it’s still overclocking.

Xiaomi Mi 5

The online shop called GOME, is offering the Xiaomi Mi 5 Extreme Version in multiple colour variants. The white, purple, and gold version sell for $298.50 each. If you want the more elegant black, you will have to pay an extra $7.50 which brings it to $306. The deal is supposed to end today but let’s hope the seller offers it beyond this date.

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The Xiaomi Mi 5 Extreme has a 5.2” FHD display, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, 16MP rear camera, 4MP Ultra Pixel selfie camera, NFC, Quick Charge 3.0, USB Type-C, and a fingerprint scanner positioned in front.