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


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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.

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 3:20 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.


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