Xiaomi released its flagship smartphone, the Mi 5 in April this year, but speculations are doing the rounds that another flagship, dubbed as the Mi 5s, is likely to be released this year. The move may surprise many, including Xiaomi fans, as the next-generation handset should ideally come next year.
According to a report by Chinese website MyDrivers (via GizmoChina) that cited a Weibo post, Xiaomi may release the Mi 5s, an upgraded version of the 2016 flagship Mi 5, in the second half of this year. It claimed that the upcoming device could feature dual camera, pressure sensitive display and ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
The report went on to say that the Xiaomi Mi 5s will sport a 5.15-inch display like the Mi 5, a 1080 pixel screen resolution, and a 6GB RAM.
It may be mentioned that the Xiaomi Mi 5 comes in three variants -- a 32GB storage and 3GB RAM model priced at 1999 Yuan (Rs. 24,999 / around $300), a 64GB internal memory and 3GB RAM model with a price tag of 2,299 Yuan (around $351), and a 128GB storage and 4GB RAM variant priced at 2,699 Yuan (around $413).
The handset has a fingerprint sensor and sports a 5.15-inch full HD screen with 1,920x1,080 pixel (428 ppi pixel density). It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, an Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI v7.0, 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, a 4MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 1/3" sensor size and 2µm pixel size, and a 3,000mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.