Xiaomi unveils Snapdragon 821-powered Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus

Xiaomi unveils Snapdragon 821-powered  Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus

Zee Media Bureau

After many leaks and speculations, ​Xiaomi Mi 5 was unveiled in Beijing today.

The Xiaomi Mi 5s is features all metal body-powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821. The 821 betters experience over Snapdragon 820, and is engineered to deliver faster speed, improved power saving and greater application performance.

Currently, Snapdragon 820 powers some of the most advanced, feature rich smartphones today, including the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Mi5, LG G5, Sony Experia X Performance etc. 

Along with Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus was also unveiled which comes with two camera sensors on the back.

Xiaomi Mi5s looks more like Mi5, but it’s not made of metal and glass, and sports an all-metal build.

Xiaomi Mi 5s specifications:

CPU: 2.15 GHz Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor


GPU: Adreno 530

Operating System: MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Display: 5.15-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with 600-nits brightness

Rear Camera: 12 MP with dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX378 sensor, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture

Front Camera: 4 MP

Internal Storage: 64/128 GB UFS 2.0

Connectivity: 4G, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-FI, NFC

Colors: Silver, Dark Grey, Gold, Rose Gold

Other: Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, Dual SIM (Nano + Nano), USB Type-c

Battery: 3200 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0

Talking about the price, the 3 GB RAM variant is priced at Yen 1999 (around $300 or Rs  20,000) whereas the 4 GB RAM variant comes with a price tag of Yen 2299 (around $345 or Rs 23,000).

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus specifications:

Display: Sports a 5.7-inch QHD display

RAM: 4GB / 6GB of RAM and

Internal storage: 64GB / 128GB 

Processor: This handset is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core processor as well, and the Adreno 530 is here for graphics processing.

Body: This is an all-metal device as well

Camera: Features two cameras on the back, two 13-megapixel snappers.

Finer Print Scanner: The device comes with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and features three capacitive buttons below the display.

OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on both of these phones, and the company’s MIUI 8 OS is placed on top of Google’s OS. 

Colour: The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus, comes in Pink, Gold and Silver color variants.

Price: The 4GB RAM model of this phablet costs 2,299 Yuan or $345/ Rs 22,900, while the 6GB RAM variant comes in at 2,599 Yuan or $390/ Rs 26,000.

One can register for the first flash sale on September 29th if you live in China, on Xiaomi’s official website, as well as Jingdong Mall

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