Xiaomi Mi 5S with Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB RAM goes official in China

Xiaomi has announced their latest flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 5S at an event in China on September 27, along with their flagship phablet, the Mi 5S Plus. Lets check out the features, specifications and pricing of the smartphone below.

Xiaomi Mi 5S now selling in China

Xiaomi Mi 5S Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi 5S features a 5.15-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD pressure-sensitive (only on 4GB RAM variant) curved glass IPS display. It has a pixel density of 428 PPI and a screen-to-body ratio of 71.4%. The panel has a brightness of 600 nits, comes with a NTSC color gamut of 94.4% and contrast ratio of 1500:1. It is powered by a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (MSM8996) 64-bit processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It packs in 3 GB of LPDDR4 RAM along with 64 GB of internal storage (UFS 2.0) or 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB of ROM (UFS 2.0), but the storage cannot be further expanded since it does not have a microSD card slot. The device runs on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

The Mi 5S rock a 12 megapixel rear primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX378 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). It can shoot 4K videos and 120 fps slow motion videos (720p). It comes with a 4 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 80-degree wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling that can also record Full HD 1080p videos. It support Dual SIM (nano), comes with a under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that will unlock the phone in a split-second, has a 3.5 mm audio jack and Infrared sensor. The Mi 5S has a full metal unibody design that is 8.25 mm thick and weighs 145 grams.

On the connectivity front, the Mi 5S includes 4G with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C and USB OTG. The smartphone packs in a 3,200 mAh built-in non-removable battery under the hood that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

Xiaomi Mi 5S with 3D touch display, Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB RAM goes official in China

The Xiaomi Mi 5S is available in Golden and Dark Gray colors with glossy brushed metal finish and the Silver and Rose Gold colors with frosted matte finish. It has been priced at CNY 1999 (US $301 / INR Rs 20,058 approximately) for the 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM model and the 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM variant costs CNY 2299 (US $347 / INR Rs 23,068 approximately) in China. It is already on sale in the country starting from September 29, but there is no information about the global roll out yet.


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