Xiaomi Mi 5 ‘Extreme’ version spotted with overclocked CPU and GPU

A third-party online retailer is selling an improved version of Xiaomi Mi 5 named “Extreme” in China. As the official Xiaomi website has not listed the new smartphone, it’s unsure if it’s an official release.

Xiaomi Mi 5

Considering its specifications, the new Mi 5 Extreme comes with some serious improvements over its predecessor. It features a 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 GPU, and 3GB RAM. The CPU is overclocked by 19% to 2.15GHz from 1.8GHz, GPU runs at 624MHz instead of 510MHz, and RAM is overclocked to 1866MHz from 1333MHz. However, the battery remains the same at 3000mAh. The display of Mi 5 Extreme measures 5.15-inch with full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution, made with curved 3D Ceramic glass. There are three versions available for internal storage — 32/64/128GB. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.

In terms of camera, it features a 16MP Sony IMX298 camera sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), 6P lens and LED flash. The smartphone supports 4K video recording. It also sports a 4-megapixel front camera for video calling and both cameras will feature a f/2.0 aperture. For connectivity, Mi 5 Extreme supports USB Type-C port, 4G with VoLTE, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and UFS 2.0 storage. Priced at CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 20,000), this Mi 5 Extreme is available in four colours – White, Black, Gold, and Purple.

In India, the Mi 5 recently received a permanent price cut of Rs. 2,000. The device is currently being sold at Rs. 22,999.

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September 12, 2016 11:10 pm 11:10 PM

Can also be used as an iron box.

September 12, 2016 8:43 pm 8:43 PM

No copy paste. I hate it. Don’t get that tag

September 12, 2016 6:41 pm 6:41 PM

This so-called extreme version has the same specs of standard Snapdragon 820. The original Mi5 was selling with underclocked specs of S820.
Hope they have improved structural rigidity at least. Original Mi5 breaks and bends easily just like a piece of cardboard.