Like clockwork, Xiaomi also nicknamed China’s Apple for its high-quality gadgets build and more affordable prices, has today released the latest and its current flagship smartphones — Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, sportin Qualcomm’s newest chipset, the Snapdragon 821.
Mi 5S is the smaller of the two featuring a metal brushed body, 5.15-inch Full HD display, 64 / 128 GB of built-in storage, comes in 3 or 4 GB of RAM variants, USB-C, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac connectivity and a 3,200 mAh battery underneath with Quick Charge 3.0 technology thanks to its Snapdragon 821 chipset integration. It also features 1/2.3″ 12MP camera sensors at the back with f/2.0 aperture and PDAF that according to Xiaomi it beats Samsung’s S7 Edge and the iPhone 7 camera.
The larger model, Mi 5s Plus, it comes with a 5.7-inch 1080p display, same processor, USB-C port and the same front-facing 4MP camera with 2μm large pixel and f/2.0 aperture for group selfies, but the one on the back is different from the one on the Mi 5s, because it comes with Sony dual 13MP sensors (RGB and Black & White sensors), kind of, similar to what we’ve seen on Huawei’s P9 or more recently on the iPhone 7 Plus.
Other distinctive features are the 4GB of RAM on the 64GB model and the 6GB of RAM on the 128GB version. Also, the battery gets a slight bump, too. It comes packing a 3,800 mAh battery.
Available in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver and Gray, Xiaomi has the Mi 5s 3GB/64GB model priced at RMB 1999 ( about $300), while the Plus 4GB/128GB model is priced at RMB 2299 (about $345).