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A security guard stands in front of a screen showing Xiaomi mobile phones ahead of the launching ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in Beijing, July 22, 2014. Reuters/Jason Lee

The past couple of months have seen leaked render of the Xiaomi Mi5 specs, and features surface online through images, videos, benchmark databases and even retailer listing. Now, Xiaomi Mi5 has been officially announced and its 4-axis image stabilisation is a wonder.

The leaked launch presentation was probably the biggest render to date, reiterating almost all the previously speculated hardware specifications of the Xiaomi Mi5, except the battery and front-facing camera unit.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 boasts of a 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization along with a Sony IMX298 sensor. Needless to say, it is almost twice of what most smartphones offer (2 axes tops). The highest that has been achieved yet is 5-axis stabilisation, though that is available only in DSLRs. Xiaomi hasn’t yet disclosed which axes it corrects.

The 5-axis stabilisation compensates for movement in the yaw, roll, pitch and vertical and horizontal axes. Xiaomi Mi5’s 4-axis image stabilisation is even OPPO's SmartSensor stabiliser that supports 3-axes (pitch, yaw and roll). Xiaomi has been silent on the exact technology it has used in Mi5.

Xiaomi has boasted of its impressive Optical Image Stabilization features at the Mobile World Congress 2016. Such a technology is now only available in high-end DSLRs. Xiaomi has pit its Mi5 against the likes of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which by the way have the best Optical Image Stabilization in the market, writes Slash Gear.

Xiaomi provided a very scientific demonstration of Mi5 where it used a machine to shake the three smartphones while recording. Surprisingly, iPhone 6s seemed to have a hard time when coloured subjects were involved.

Here is a video illustrating Mi5’s camera even when clicked with the shakiest hand.

Source: YouTube/Mi

According to Gizmodo Australia, even though LG and Samsung grabbed the most attention at the Mobile World Congress 2016, China’s biggest phone manufacturer Xiaomi wowed everyone with its new flagship Mi5 and Mi5 Pro that have quite impressive specifications and price tags.

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Pricing starts at RMB1999 (AU$425). For the 64GB model, buyers will have to shell out RMB2299 (AU$490) and RMB2699 (AU$575) for the Mi5 Pro.

There is no confirmation on when the Mi5 will be made available in the US, Australia and Europe. Xiaomi has suffered distribution problems in Australia due to the lack of an official Australian distributor.