Xiaomi has today launched one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2016 in China. The Flagship Xiaomi 5S comes with the cutting edge technology and specs and takes the Xiaomi Mi5 performance and experience to the next level. Xiaomi has unveiled 2 new smartphones (Xiaomi Mi5s and the Xiaomi Mi5s Plus) at a major event in China.
1000s of Xiaomi fans and media personnel were present at the event, and it was one of the largest gatherings by Xiaomi for unveiling a new Flagship device.
Xiaomi Mi5s – Top Features
The Xiaomi Mi5s comes with a metal unibody design with a precision finish. The Front side has elegant looks with an oblong shaped home button housing the fingerprint scanner, which is more oval now and looks tightly integrated into the body. The back side has a 12 Megapixel rear camera and quite visible antenna lines.
Processor and Storage
Powering the device is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor along with the Adreno 530 GPU. The processor on the Xiaomi Mi5s has a clock speed of 2.15 GHz while the processor on the Xiaomi Mi5s Plus has a clock speed of 2.3 GHz.
The Xiaomi Mi5s comes in 2 variants :
Xiaomi Mi5s with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. – Costs 1999 Yuan (Rs. 20,000 or $300)
Xiaomi Mi5s with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. – Costs 2299 Yuan (Rs 23,000 or $343 )
Sorry fans there is no 6 GB RAM version for the Xiaomi Mi5s, but you can get that in the Xiaomi Mi5s Plus.
Xiaomi Mi5s UltraSonic Fingerprint Scanner
The Xiaomi Mi5s comes with a new futuristic Fingerprint scanner that Xiaomi says uses the ultrasonic technology. The fingerprint scanner is actually not a mechanical button like we had on the iPhone 6s or the Samsung S7, it is under the front glass which can recognize the fingerprint using the ultrasonic technology.
Xiaomi says it prevents the wear and tear of the physical fingerprint scanner button by having fingerprint scanner below the glass. The top glass surface does not have any openings. It is more like a capacitative touch display fingerprint scanner than an actual physical touch fingerprint scanner. The smartphone also comes with NFC support to help with mobile wallet payments.
The Xiaomi Mi5s comes with a 5.15-inch screen similar to the Xiaomi Mi5 and has got Full HD resolution with 1920*1080 pixels. Further, the display is quite bright on the new Xiaomi Mi5s with 600 nits of brightness.
Also, it comes with a protective coating as well as have 2.5D curve glass to make it more gorgeous.
For photography, it comes with a single 12 Megapixel rear camera which offers f/2.0 aperture to click images in low light scenarios. Also, it boasts of optical image stabilization for taking better videos in 4K resolution. Moreover, the camera comes with the Sony IMX378 sensor and would offer better imaging than previous Xiaomi smartphones.
The front camera comes with 4-megapixel front-facing camera with 2-micron large size pixels to absorb more light and also has a f/2.0 aperture.
Other Features and Availability
The Xiaomi Mi5s comes with 4G LTE and VOLTE support. Overall looks like bang for the buck as has been the previous Xiaomi smartphones.
Additionally, it will be available in 4 colors grey, silver, gold and rose gold colors, starting 29th September 2016 in China. The availability details outside China are unknown; we will update as and when some more information flows.
Also, I will add some more details to this article very soon, stay tuned.
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