Xiaomi Mi5s Plus Launched in China
Xiaomi today at a major event held in Beijing, China launched the new Flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi5s Plus which comes with 2 cameras at the back, similar to iPhone 7 or Huawei P9.
The new Xiaomi Mi5s Plus was launched along with the Mi TV 3s and the new Xiaomi Mi5s smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi5s Plus comes with a large display with a 5.7-inch screen and has a Full HD resolution.
The Xiaomi Mi5s Plus comes with a brushed metal uni-body design similar to the Mi5s. Though there are differences in both the smartphones. The fingerprint scanner on the Xiaomi Mi5s Plus is at the back of the devices when compared to the front ultra-sonic fingerprint scanner on the Xaiomi Mi5s.
The Xiaomi Mi5s Plus comes with Dual 13 Mega Pixel rear camera aligned vertically. There is a Dual LED flash at the side and the fingerprint scanner is placed below the camera assembly.
The Dual rear camera carries one monochromatic camera lens and another RGB lens to capture images with DSLR like Bokeh effect. The rear camera comes with a Sony lens and has a f/2.0 aperture it also has Optical image stabilization and phase detection autofocus. The camera is capable to record 4K videos.
The smartphone has a 4 ultra pixel front camera to click selfies and also has f/2.0 aperture for use in low light conditions.
Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with maximum clock speed of 2.3 GHz and it even comes with Adreno 530 GPU. Notably, the processor speed is higher on the Xiaomi Mi5s Plus VS the 2.1 GHz clock speed SD 821 on the Xiaomi Mi5s.
Further, it runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 and comes with MIUI 8.
The Xiaomi Mi5s Plus will come in two storage and RAM variants :
Xiaomi Mi5s Plus with 64 GB storage and 4 GB RAM – Price 2299 Yuan or Rs. 23,000 ($345).
Xiaomi Mi5s Plus with 128 GB storage and 6 GB RAM – Price 2599 Yuan or Rs. 26,000 ($392).
Pricing is affordable and the Xiaomi Mi5s Plus offers best specs you can expect from a flagship device. Xiaomi also shared that the 6 GB variant is the fastest Android smartphone with an Antutu Score of 164,000.
The Xiaomi Mi5s comes with a large non-removable battery with 3800 mAH battery capacity. The smartphone weighs 168 grams despite having such a large battery and is still 20 grams lighter when compared to the Apple iPhone 7.
Colors and Availability
The smartphone will be available in 4 color variants – Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and White. Notably, it will go on flash sale in China starting 29th September 2016. Global availability is unknown and we can expect Xiaomi to launch these in the Indian market after the initial sales demand is over in China.