In this day and age, bigger means better. An online retailer from China wants to cash in on the trend by offering an upgraded version of Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone.
Dubbed as the Xiaomi Mi 5 Extreme Edition, the device reportedly comes with an overclocked CPU, GPU and RAM. The beefed up handset is now available for Chinese consumers over at GOME.
According to Phone Arena, the Extreme Edition has a 2.15GHz CPU which is 19 percent faster than the 1.8GHz CPU on the regular Xiaomi Mi 5. GPU speed is up by 22 percent while the 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM is now pegged at 1866MHz from 1333MHz.
Apart from the aforementioned improvements, the Extreme Edition retains every other aspect of the regular Xiaomi Mi 5. Screen resolution and battery capacity stays the same. This means higher power consumption on the Extreme Edition leads to shorter battery lifespan.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Extreme Edition Specs
The Extreme Edition has the exact 5.2-inch 1080×1920 screen of the regular Xiaomi Mi 5. The display is backed by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The device is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset and Adreno 530 GPU. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow right off the bat. Xiaomi embellished the software with its own MIUI 7 user interface.
In the camera department, there’s a 16-megapixel main camera and a four-megapixel selfie shooter. The rear setup features dual-LED flash, 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization, Auto Focus and Phase Detection. The front camera can take Full HD videos at 30 frames per second, as per GSM Arena.
Other specs include a USB Type-C port, a 3,000mAh non-removable battery and support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Connectivity options are Bluetooth 4.1, 4G LTE, NFC and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac dual-band.
The Extreme Edition is being offered in four colors. These are Black, White, Purple and Gold. The Black variant costs the equivalent of $306 while the rest retails for $300. It’s unclear if the handset will ever release globally.
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