Just a couple of months have passed since Xiaomi released its flagship smartphone, the Mi 5, but it appears like the company is set to launch a new device, an upgraded version of the flagship dubbed as the Mi 5s. The new handset is expected to have several upgrades over its predecessor, and could come with a glass body.
The Chinese technology giant is yet to speak up on the Mi 5s but reports have suggested that it will happen this year. It has also been reported that the handset will be released in August, though it has not been confirmed.
Now, a report by GizmoChina has claimed that the upcoming smartphone will have several feature upgrades over the Mi 5, including a glass body, a dual camera and a curved screen.
Chinese website MyDrivers (via GizmoChina) had earlier reported citing a Weibo post that the Mi 5s will feature dual camera, pressure sensitive display and ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. It went on to say that the device will sport a 5.15-inch display like the Mi 5, a 1080 pixel screen resolution, and a 6GB RAM.
Xiaomi released the Mi 5 in April this year with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Priced at 1999 Yuan (Rs. 24,999 / around $300) for the 32GB storage and 3GB RAM model, 2,299 Yuan (around $351) for the 64GB internal memory and 3GB RAM model, and 2,699 Yuan (around $413) for the 128GB storage and 4GB RAM variant, the Xiaomi Mi 5 received praises for its reasonable pricing despite impressive specifications.
The device sports a 5.15-inch full HD screen with 1,920x1,080 pixel (428 ppi pixel density), runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI v7.0 operating system, and it is powered by a 3,000mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology. It also features a 16MP Sony IMX298 main camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/2.8" sensor size and 1.12 µm pixel size, and a 4MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 1/3" sensor size and 2µm pixel size.