Xiaomi Mi 5S with 5.15-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM announced


Xiaomi just announced Mi 5S, the company’s latest flagship smartphone at an event in China, as it had promised. It has a 5.15-inch 1080p curved glass pressure sensitive display, is powered by a Quad-Core Snadpragon 821 processor and runs on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). It has a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX378 1/2.3-inch sensor, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF), resulting in a quick focus, 4K video recording and a 4-megapixel front-facing camera with pixel size of2 microns.


It has USB Type-C port and packs a 3200mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. It has full metal unibody design and is 8.25 mm thick, slightly thicker than the Mi 5. It has a under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that scans your fingerprint in a split-second.

Xiaomi Mi 5S specifications

  • 5.15-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD pressure-sensitive display, 600 nits brightness, 94.4% NTSC color gamut, 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • 2.15GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 3GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.0) internal storage / 4GB LPDDR4 RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.0) internal storage
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with MIUI 8
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX378 1/2.3-inch sensor, PDAF, 4K video recording, 120fps slomo at 720p
  • 4MP front-facing camera with 2um pixels, f/2.0 aperture, 80-degree wide-angle lens, 1080p video recording
  • Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dimensions:145.6x 70.3x 8.25 mm; Weight: 145 g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 3200mAh (typ) / 3100mAh (min ) battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

The Xiaomi Mi 5S comes in Dark gray and Golden colors with glossy brushed metal finish and the Silver and Rose gold colors with frosted matte finish and is priced at 1999 yuan (US$ 299/ Rs. 19,920 approx.) for the 3GB RAM with 64GB variant and the 4GB RAM with 128GB variant costs 2299 yuan (US$ 344 / Rs. 22,910 approx.). It will go on sale starting from September 29 in China.


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