Official: Xiaomi Mi 5S and Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus with Snapdragon 821 SoC
The anticipated Xiaomi Mi 5S and Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus flagships are now official. Both smartphones were announced today at a dedicated event in China with the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, run MIUI 8 based Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and will go sale starting September 29th.
Xiaomi Mi 5S
Sporting a full metal unibody design, the 8.25 mm thick Xiaomi Mi 5S has a 5.15-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display with 600nits brightness, 94.4% NTSC color gamut and 1500:1 contrast ratio. It is equipped with a 2.5D glass protected rear-placed ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and is backed by a 3200mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
Photography is handled by a rear facing 13MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX378 1/2.3-inch sensor, PDAF and 4K video recording, along with a front facing 4MP camera with 2um pixels, f/2.0 aperture, 80-degree wide-angle lens and 1080p video recording.
The Xiaomi Mi 5S packs 3/4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64/128GB (UFS 2.0) built-in storage space, Dual Nano SIM slots and uses the USB Type-C port. It measures 145.6 x 70.3 x 8.25 mm and weighs in at 145 grams. Connectivity options includes – 4G VoLTE, Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11ac (MU-MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou and NFC.
Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus
Sporting a bigger 5.7-inch display, the metal-clad Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus is a bigger version of Mi 5S with up to 6GB of RAM and some other differences. The device retains the same screen res (Full HD), front 4MP camera, 4G VoLTE support and processor albeit being clocked faster at 2.35GHz compared to 2.15GHz on the MI 5S.
Another key difference here is the Dual 13 Rear cameras with Sony IMX258 Sensor, dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, and 4K video recording. The Mi 5S Plus measures 154.6 x 77.7 x 7.95 mm in dimensions, weighs in at 168 grams and is backed by a bigger 3800mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
Available in Dark Grey, Golden, Rose Gold and Silver colours, the 3GB/64GB models of the Xiaomi Mi 5S is priced at CNY 1999 (US$ 299) while the 4GB/128GB models costs CNY 2299 (US$ 344).
On the other hand, the base model (4GB/64GB) of the Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus is priced at CNY 2299 (US$ 344) while the 6GB/128GB variant costs CNY 2599 (US$ 389). Dark Grey, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver are the available colour options.