Overclocked Xiaomi Mi 5 On Sale At Chinese Retailers

It's fair to say that Xiaomi's Mi 5 is a beast of a phone at a very low price. No matter which version you choose - be it the Standard, Prime or Pro version - the device comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 on the inside which is accompanied by the Adreno 530 GPU and this is coupled with 3GB of RAM - though the Pro version comes with 4GB instead.

For some, this configuration may not be considered fast enough, but Chinese online retailer GOME has found a solution. They are offering what they call the Xiaomi Mi 5 Extreme version. What the Extreme version is is essentially an overclocked version of the conventional Mi 5. The processor has been overclocked by a very respectable 19%, meaning it now runs at 2.15GHz - up from the original 1.8GHz speed on the regular version. As well as this, the Adreno 530 GPU has also been sped up and now runs at 624MHz, up from the normal 510MHz speed, which represents an increase of 22%. Finally, the Extreme version also increases the speed of the RAM by an incredible 40%, meaning it now runs at 1866MHz, up from 1333MHz. The only negative to this version of the device is the fact that it employs the same 3000mAh battery, so buyers of the device shouldn't expect it to last as long as the standard one.

Aside from these overclocked specs, the rest of the specs remain the same. A 5.2-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 (Full-HD) resolution is featured. The Extreme version contains 64GB of internal storage along with a respectable 3GB of RAM. Looking at the cameras, a 16-megapixel rear shooter is mounted on the device along with a dual-tone LED flash. As well as this, a 4-megapixel Ultra Pixel selfie sensor is also available. Other specifications include Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0,USB Type-C and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Regarding the pricing of the device, the device is available for the equivalent of $298.50 in the White, Gold or Purple variants are purchased. If somebody wants the more sophisticated Black color, though, the device is retailing for the equivalent of $306, an increase of $7.50. For those interested, the offer is only available for a limited time and lasts through September 11 at noon Eastern time.



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