Xiaomi officially presented the much-awaited Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus at a media event in home country China. Powered by Snapdragon 821 quad-core chips, both of these handsets pose with attractive set of hardware, but the Mi 5s Plus is the one which boasts of dual rear cameras and 6GB RAM.
The design is similar to the Xiaomi Mi5, but this time Xiaomi uses a brushed metal finish jacket on the rear, which should help the new flagships feel more substantial.
The Xiaomi Mi 5S comes with a 5.15-inch Full HD display, right below which you will find a home button that integrates the Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. On the rear, there is just one 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and 4K recording support. The selfie camera has a 4MP sensor with large 2 micrometer pixels for better low light performance. The handset also includes a 3200MmAh battery that pushes the overall weight of the device to 145 grams.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi5s Plus has a bigger 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with the same full HD resolution. The display, however, is pressure sensitive. The dual camera setup is implemented the same way as Huawei P9. One sensor is a monochrome unit and thus can gather more light.
Both of the handsets support dual SIM cards, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (MU-MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C and are running Android Marshmallow based MIUI8 out of the box. Thankfully, Xiaomi hasn’t ditched the 3.5mm Audio Jack either.
The Mi 5s will be available in 3GB RAM/64GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. The Mi 5s will be available in 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage options.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus:
|Model||Xiaomi Mi 5s||Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus|
|Display||5.15 inch Full HD IPS display||5.7 inch Full HD pressure sensitive display|
|Processor||2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821||2.35GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821|
|Camera||12MP rear and 4MP front camera||13MP dual rear camera and 4MP front camera|
|Internal Storage||64GB/ 128GB||64GB/ 128GB|
|Dimensions||145.6x 70.3x 8.25 mm and 145 grams||154.6x 77.7x 7.95 mm and 168 grams|
|Software||Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS|
|Price||1999 Yuan/ 2299 Yuan||2299 Yuan/ 2599 Yuan|