Xiaomi Mi 5s, 5s Plus with Snapdragon 821 SoC launched; here's everything you need to know
Xiaomi Mi 5s, 5s Plus with Snapdragon 821 SoC launched; here's everything you need to knowHugo Barra via Twitter

Xiaomi launched the much-awaited metal-clad Mi 5s series smartphones in Beijing on September 27.  It comes with two variants — one, a standard Mi 5s, and a top-end Mi 5s Plus.

The new Mi 5s sports a 5.15-inch full HD display and comes packed with Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor, 3GB/4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, a 12MP primary camera with Sony IMX378 sensor, 4MP front snapper and a 3,200mAh battery.

On the other hand, Mi 5s Plus features bigger 5.7-inch full HD screen, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB inbuilt memory and a massive 3,800mAh battery.

The key aspect of Mi 5s Plus is its camera hardware on its back. It houses two 13MP Sony cameras, one to capture colour and another dedicated for white and black. Other features include dual-tone LED flash and PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus).

Both the Mi 5s series come with metal-based uni-body and boast advanced ultra-sonic biometric technology-based fingerprint sensor on the home button.

Xiaomi Mi 5s release and price details:

The generic Mi 5s comes in two configurations -- 3GB RAM + 64GB storage and 4GB+128GB storage for ¥1,999 (approx.$300/€267/Rs.19,926) and ¥2,299 (approx.$345/€307/Rs.22,917), respectively.

Whereas the Mi 5s Plus too comes in two models -- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB+128GB storage for  ¥2,299 (approx.$345/€307/Rs.22,917) and ¥2,599 (approx.$390/€347/Rs.25,907), respectively.

Xiaomi Mi 5s, 5s Plus with Snapdragon 821 SoC launched; here's everything you need to know
Xiaomi Mi 5s, 5s Plus with Snapdragon 821 SoC launched; here's everything you need to knowHugo Barra via Twitter

Both the models will be available in four colours -- Dark Grey, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver and go on sale on September 29 via mi.com, Mi Home and JD.com.

As of now, there is no word on whether Xiaomi has any plans of launching the new devices outside China.

Watch this space for more updates.

Key specifications of Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus:

Models

Xiaomi Mi 5s

Xiaomi Mi 5s

Display

5.15-inch full HD(1080x1920 p) screen

  • Pixel density: 428 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • NTSC: 95 percent colour gamut
  • Brightness: 600 nits

5.7-inch full HD(1080x1920 pixels) screen

  • Pixel density: 386 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • NTSC: 94 percent colour gamut
  • Brightness: 550 nits

OS

Android Marshmallow

Android Marshmallow

Processor

2.15GHz  Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core

2.35GHz  Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core

GPU

Adreno 530

Adreno 530

RAM

3GB/4GB (LPDDR 4)

3GB/4GB (LPDDR 4)

Storage

64GB/128GB (USF 2.0)

64GB/128GB (USF 2.0)

Camera

  • Main: 12MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus)
  • Front: 4MP camera with 2-micron pixels and an f/2.0 aperture
  • Main: Sony's 13MP+13MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus)
  • Front: 4MP camera with 2-micron pixels and an f/2.0 aperture

Battery

3,200 mAh

3,800mAh

Network

4G-LTE

4G-LTE

Add-ons

Ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM (type: Nano), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac), GPS

Ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM (type: Nano), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac), GPS

Dimensions

145.60 x 70.30 x 8.25

154.60 x 77.70 x 7.95 mm

Weight

145g

168g

Colours

Dark Grey, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver

 

Dark Grey, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver

 

Price

  • 3GB RAM + 64GB storage: ¥1,999 (approx.$300/€267/Rs.19,926)
  • 4GB+128GB storage: ¥2,299 (approx.$345/€307/Rs.22,917)
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage: ¥2,299 (approx.$345/€307/Rs.22,917)
  • 6GB+128GB storage: ¥2,599 (approx.$390/€347/Rs.25,907)
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