The rumored Xiaomi Mi 5s is an upgraded version of the original Xiaomi Mi 5 that was announced in February this year. The smartphone is expected to be available for purchase by the end of this year.
The Xiaomi Mi 5s is pegged to include a 5.15-inch display. There is no confirmation whether it will support full HD or quad HD resolution. The display is expected to carry support for Force Touch, a function that is similar to 3D Touch on iPhone 7, Android Pure reported.
The Snapdragon 821 chipset with its 2.4 GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 530 graphics is expected to power Xiaomi Mi 5s along with 6 GB o LPDDR4 RAM. It is speculated to arrive with UFS 2.0 256 GB storage.
Other rumors suggest that the smartphone will be arriving in multiple storage choices. Its 128 GB model and 64 GB models are expected to house 4 GB and 3 GB of RAM, respectively.
The rear side of the Xiaomi Mi 5s is expected to feature 16-megapixel camera that will include a f/1.8 aperture lens. It will be equipped with 4-axis optical image stabilization and phase detection autofocus.
There is no confirmation whether it will be loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat or 6.0 Marshmallow OS. Instead of microUSB opt available on Xiaomi Mi 5, its upgraded edition is expected to come with USB Type-C port.
The Xiaomi Mi 5s is also rumored to include an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner from Qualcomm. With NFC onboard, the smartphone will support transactions through Xiaomi Mi Pay. It is expected to feature a larger battery of 3,490 mAh capacity that will support Quick Charge 3.0 from Qualcomm.
The Mi 5s measures 7.25 mm in thickness and its weight is 147 grams. As far as the appearance of Xiaomi Mi 5s is concerned, it is expected to look similar to Mi 5 smartphone. The smartphone is soon expected to get approval certification from China’s regulatory body, TENAA.
The price of the device is not available yet. Xiaomi has officially slashed the price of Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship to Rs. 22,999 from its launch price of Rs. 24,999. Hence, Xiaomi Mi 5s is expected to arrive with a starting price of Rs. 24,999.