Xiaomi Mi 5 launched in South Africa

Mobile in Africa Group (MIA) has launched the Xiaomi Mi 5 in South Africa for R7,999.

The device is available through MIA’s online shop and at Dion Wired, Makro, Incredible Connection, Takealot, hi-online.co.za, and Foschini.

It is also available on contract through Vodacom, with a uChoose Flexi 150 with 5GB of bonus data priced at R399 per month for 24 months.

The Mi 5 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 3GB of RAM, features a 16MP rear camera, 4MP front camera, and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery.

Specifications are summarised in the table below.

Specifications Xiaomi Mi 5
Dimensions 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.25 mm
Weight 129g
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow MIUI v7
Display 5.15″ 1080p (1,080 x 1,920)
Rear camera 16MP
Front camera 4MP
Storage, internal 32GB
RAM 3GB
Processor 2x 1.8GHz + 2x 1.6GHz MSM8996 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820)
Battery 3,000mAh
Cellular data LTE
SIM type Dual or single nano

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