A lot of people were waiting for premiere of Xiaomi Mi 5 which is also called as cheaper version of Samsung Galaxy S7. However, Xiaomi is not resting on its laurels and they already prepared improved version of their latest flagship smartphone. This new mobile is called Xiaomi Mi 5s and it will be presented during upcoming event which will take a place on September 27th.

This will be very interesting smartphone, because Xiaomi Mi 5s is the first mobile which will have new ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. It means, that the touchable screen will be pressure sensitive and the fingerprint sensor will be integrated with the screen. Therefore, there will be no additional physical button for this, so it is quite possible that Xiaomi Mi 5s will not have the physical home button.

Xiaomi Mi 5s will be powered by the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset.

New Qualcomm chipset provides about 10% higher performance than its predecessor, i.e. Snapdragon 820. This older chipset is used among others in Xiaomi Mi 5, Samsung Galaxy S7 (China and US versions), OnePlus 3 and  LG G5 flagship smartphones. Therefore, Xiaomi Mi 5s should be faster than all Android smartphones currently available on the market. What do we know about specification of new Xiaomi’s smartphone?

Xiaomi Mi 5s will have 5.15-inches display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset has a quad-core CPU clocked at up to 2.4 GHz frequency and the Adreno 530 graphics unit. As always, Xiaomi will provide several versions of their smartphone with different amount of RAM and internal storage. Xiaomi Mi 5s will be available in three variants:

  • 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB of native storage,
  • 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of native storage,
  • 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 256GB of native storage.


Will Xiaomi Mi 5s have dual camera system?

After introducing of dual camera system by Apple in their the newest iPhone 7 Plus system, it is expected that we will see more Android smartphones with two main cameras. For an example, Xiaomi Redmi Pro has 13 MP + 5 MP dual camera solution. However, Xiaomi Mi 5s will probably have only a single 16 MP camera with 4-axis OIS, PDAF focusing and f/1.8 aperture. So, it will probably the same camera which is already used in the Xiaomi Mi 5. However, new upcoming flagship Xiaomi’s smartphone will have  over 15% bigger battery than its predecessor, i.e. with 3 490 mAh capacity. As always, we all expect that new Xiaomi product will have excellent quality to price ratio, however the official China prices will be announced probably on September 27th during the event.

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