Xiaomi has posted up some Q&A action on its official forum that sheds some light on exactly what networks the new Mi5 will work on outside of China. As it turns out the Mi5 will work on 18 different LTE bands, which means that the smartphone will support every major carrier here in the States. A few LTE bands aren’t mentioned leaving uncertainty about their support.
Those unmentioned LTE bands include 38 / 39 / 40/ 41. The 18 bands that are specifically covered include 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29. One bit of bad news for fans of the device who also like to load up their own custom ROMs is that Xiaomi has stated the smartphone will ship with a locked bootloader. Security is the reason cited of locking down that bootloader.
Other tidbits that were discussed on the Q&A thread on the Xiaomi site include colors available with black, white, and gold. That pink version that showed up in renderings isn’t happening it seems. The Pro version of the Mi5 will only come in black. The device has dual Nano-SIM slots and either can be set as the main card.
Screen resolution is 1080 x 1920 and the smartphone has a USB Type-C charging port. Pricing is set in China at 1999 Yuan for the standard version, 2299 Yuan for the Prime version and 2699 Yuan for the Pro version. Xiaomi will launch the Mi5 on March 1 in China. All versions have a Snapdragon 820 processor with the standard operating at 1.8GHz and the Prime and Pro version operating at 2.15GHz. Prime and Standard versions have 3GB of RAM and Pro version has 4GB of RAM.
SOURCE: GSM Arena