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.
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.