While everybody is looking forward the Google Pixel, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is also getting ready to launch its flagship, the Xiaomi Mi 5s, a device which, according to the leaked images and benchmarks, should be a real beast in terms of processing power.
Phonearena claims that the company will launch the Mi 5s, alongside the Mi 5s Plus, during a special event, scheduled for September 27th, despite previous rumours, including a poster, mentioning September 29th as the launch date.
We already got the chance to get a glimpse at the Xiaomi Mi 5s thanks to a set of leaked images which revealed a tapered back design, previously seen on the Mi 5, as well as a dual-camera setup. The latter seems to be a new trend, as a lot of important flagships, like the LG G5 or the iPhone 7 Plus, are relying on it.
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Moving on, we’re also expecting to see the Snapdragon Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, present on the back of both the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, feature revealed by a set of teaser images released by the manufacturer last week.
It seems that Xiaomi is planning to maintain its initial promise, of releasing high-end smartphones, available at an accessible price. The Mi 5s should have a price tag of $300, while the Plus version shouldn’t cost more than $450.
Finally, in terms of hardware, we also expect a Snapdragon 821 under the hood, with a quad-core configuration, alongside an Adreno 530 GPU, a whooping 6 GB of RAM and two storage options, 128 or 256 GB, without the possibility of expanding it with a microSD card.
The Xiaomi Mi 5s should be equipped with a 16/4 MP camera setup USB Type-C and a 3490 mAh battery. All these characteristics, except the battery size, will, most likely, be shared with the Mi 5s Plus.