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Affordable pricing

Smooth ceramic design

A sharp resolution

Closer to the edge

Charge with a USB Type-C connection

Sizing it up

Looking at the profile

Audio jack up top

Lots of room for storage

A 16-megapixel shooter

Taking a shot

Fingerprint sensor on the front

Press and hold

Robust hardware

Doubling the SIM

Good luck getting it

At its first ever MWC press event, Xiaomi showed off its Mi 5, an affordable and elegant 5.15-inch smartphone that's sadly available only in China and India.

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The device's 128GB variant will sell for 2,699 yuan (which converts to about $415, £295 or AU$575). But the base model will have 32GB of storage and cost just 1,999 yuan ($305, £220 and AU$425).

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Instead of a metal or glass body, the Mi 5 has a ceramic backing, which feels like marble.

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The phone has a 5.15-inch IPS display with full-HD resolution (1,920x1,080 pixels).

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A close up of the Mi 5's edge.

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The device uses the modern, reversible USB Type-C for charging and transfering files.

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The phone measures 5.71 by 2.72 by 0.29 inches (145 by 69 by 7.25 mm) and weighs 4.55 ounces (129 grams).

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Another look at the phone's edges.

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On the top edge is the 3.5mm headphone jack.

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The Mi 5 has two capacity options: 3GB RAM with 16GB storage, or 4GB RAM with 128GB storage.

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On the back is a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash.

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A look at the camera in action.

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The device's home button also has a fingerprint reader for extra user security.

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A closer look at the fingerprint sensor.

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The device is powered by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery and a Snapdragon 820 processor with a clockspeed of 2.15GHz.

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Network capabilities include dual SIM card slots with 4G+ (or CAT 12) LTE.

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As I mentioned, the Mi 5 is only available in China and India, so those in the US, UK and Australia will be hard pressed to find it in shops, but it should be on sale online. For more on CNET's MWC 2016 coverage, click here.

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