Xiaomi Mi 5 to be reportedly priced below Rs 27,000 in India, launch expected next month

A few days ago, Xiaomi’s VP Hugo Barra revealed that its latest flagship, the Xiaomi Mi 5, will be launched in India next month. However, Barra did not reveal a fixed timeline for the launch in the country. Now, in the latest development, Xiaomi’s President Bin Lin has indicated a price range for the forthcoming device in India.

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Bin Lin revealed the info in an interview with the Economic Times, he hinted that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be priced at Rs 20,000 and Rs 27,000. If the info turns out to be authentic, then the pricing will be similar to Mi 5’s pricing in China. In an earlier report, Hugo Barra said that the around 75 percent of Xiaomi devices are manufactured by Foxconn India. However, Lin revealed that the Mi 5 will not be manufactured in India, not initially.

Given the expected pricing, currently, the Mi5 is the most affordable smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 series CPU on the market.  Samsung’s latest Galaxy S7 series also houses the same CPU (not available for the Indian market) and is priced more than Rs. 48,000 in India. So, it won’t be surprising if the Mi 5 manages to create the same response in India as it did in its homeland, China.

To recap, Xiaomi unveiled three variants of the Mi 5 in China — 32GB and 64GB storage variants with 3D glass back, and a 128GB storage variant with a 3D Ceramic body. In China, the 32GB storage variant is retailing at 1,999 Yuan (approx. Rs 20,900); the 64GB storage variant at 2,299 Yuan (approx. Rs 24,100); the 128GB storage variant is priced at 2,699 Yuan (approx. Rs 28,300).

Last month, the 32GB and 64GB variants of the Mi 5 went on sale in China. Xiaomi received almost 17 million registrations for the first flash sale and sold nearly 4 million units. There are fair chances that Xiaomi might not launch the 128GB storage variant in India next month.

What are your expectations regarding the pricing of the Xiaomi Mi 5 in India? Let us know through the comment section below.

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March 15, 2016 1:58 pm 1:58 PM
Do you guys remember when Xiaomi was about to start their business in India with those Redmi 1S device, the IB (Intelligence Bureau) reported these devices comes with pre-installed with backdoor which will steal all of ur data and sends to chinese servers. These chinese craps are spying on u by offering u phones with greats specs and features in low price. After that one hacker proved that the Xiaomi Mi4 device has backdoor found which is again spying on ur activities. I don’t understand why stupid Indians are still interested in buying chinese craps. Better get a good quality… Read more »
March 15, 2016 7:44 pm 7:44 PM

Don’t you guys have something called brain ?? Yes it is very much clear that all does spy on you but thing is like spying is different and having backdoor installed is different it simply means they can breach ur phone whenever they want. I am working as IT Security Consultant and so I have got all that guts and balls. Noobs will be noobs if u can understand that. Go buy chinese craps if u want who’s gonna stop u.

Rahul Yadav
March 16, 2016 12:26 am 12:26 AM

It’s not the Backdoor It was Mi Cloud service. You heard the Rumor you just keep spreading it 1st verify what actually it was.

use apple, use icloud, data sent to apple
use bb, use bbid, data sent to blackberry
use android, use google cloud, data sent to google
use xiaomi, use mi cloud, data sent to xiaomi

so what’s the big deal ? it’s a feature of the phone, if u use mi cloud, you sync your address book and messages to mi cloud.

March 16, 2016 12:48 am 12:48 AM

Your post itself explains how dumb we Indians are about our privacy and data security. Chinese actually have educated people running their country and when they realized that US was collecting it’s people data, they kicked Google etc. Out right away. Now all foreign companies need to have their servers in China and data cannot be taken out of China. Although being the criminals Chinese are, they have no issue in storing others’ data. We are too late now to do anything about it.

Rahul Yadav
March 15, 2016 7:07 pm 7:07 PM

If you that much concern. You should stop using Internet because Google, Microsoft, Facbook etc..everyone Spying it’s user. All those good quality brands you talking about also made in chine. The Spying you talking about It’s just when Xiaomi Redmi 1S launched it’s comes with by default Mi Cloud sync “ON” Which User can “OFF” manually. Mi Cloud Sync is work same like Google Sync. But later on with OTA update Xiaomi made Mi Cloud sync by default “OFF”.

March 15, 2016 7:33 pm 7:33 PM
Rahul: Yes I am all for banning FB, Twitter etc. We should have had our own internet ecosystem, not a borrowed one. This dependence on others is why we have become laggards in the world. Just because you aren’t good enough to earn more money and have to settle for Chinese stuff, why are you bringing the country down with you? People like you are the ones who instead of setting up own business in India, run to China and import garbage to sell at profit here. And we wonder why we don’t have enough jobs for people. Chinese ensure… Read more »
Rahul Yadav
March 16, 2016 12:19 am 12:19 AM
I’m not manufacturer so don’t blame me. Almost all phone brand having manufacturing facilities in China because they are good in manufacturing electronics at low price. Brand like Apple, Motorola, HP etc… even indian brand Micromax, Xolo they just import phone from china and re-brand it and sell in indian market. Now a day’s only few Phone Brand’s started manufacturing facilities in india where they making only few models. It’s not about price if any company making quality product with good price nothing bad in buying it.If You hate importing that much You should go and buy Phone which are… Read more »
March 15, 2016 3:58 pm 3:58 PM

How can you provide cent percent guarantee that they are safe? USA’s NSA is reportedly spying on all people across the globe. All your online activities are being recorded and logged into secret servers and analyzed without your knowledge. Would you stop using Internet then? I guess you won’t. And the rumors about xiaomi devices being spy stuffs was later clarified before they were allowed to enter Indian markets. So you can take back your bulls*it and keep it with you.

March 15, 2016 3:20 pm 3:20 PM

Well said. And Huawei, ZTE have direct connections with PLA. People don’t realize what a clever trap it is and can only be beaten if you resist the low price temptation. Imagine your money coming back at you as bullet and missiles one day.

March 15, 2016 12:17 pm 12:17 PM

People getting impressed by MI5’s benchmark scores and buying it are in for a huge disappointment. MI5 even pips S7 Edge on Antutu but the real life performance is not even 30% of it. This phone only deserves to be priced around 18k to 20k.

March 14, 2016 11:51 pm 11:51 PM

Indian generic medicines are cheaper than western countries. Can Indian medicines be categorised as crap.