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Xiaomi Mi 5s & Mi 5s Plus now official

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and up to 6 GB RAM
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
These 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch handsets are both powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip, and will soon hit the Chinese market.

The two Mi 5s handsets we bumped into quite a few times recently are finally official. The Mi 5s is a 5.2-inch smartphone, while the Mi 5s Plus belongs to the phablet sector, with a 5.7-inch display. However, both use the same chipset, namely the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821.

Although using the same processor, the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus are not that similar. While the smaller 5s has a 12 MP rear camera, its phablet sibling has dual 13 MP rear cameras, but both feature the same 4 MP camera for selfies. These are the available models and their prices:

  • Xiaomi Mi 5s - 3 GB RAM & 64 GB storage - $300 USD
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s - 4 GB RAM & 128 GB storage - $345 USD
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus - 4 GB RAM & 64 GB storage - $345 USD
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus - 6 GB RAM & 128 GB storage - $390 USD

The Mi 5s is powered by a 3,200 mAh battery, while the Mi 5s Plus has a 3,800 mAh power pack under the hood. The list of common features also includes USB Type-C connectivity, the ubiquitous full HD screen resolution, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, a fingerprint reader, and more.

Both handsets are going on sale later this week in China. International availability should follow in the coming months.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09-27 (Update: 2024-05-28)