Xiaomi Mi Max and Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (Left) and Mi MaxRohit KVN/ IBTimes India

We are just a few hours away from the Xiaomi Mi 5s launch. Recent reports and the company's teasers on the Mi 5s have evoked excitement among fans.

To provide a better perspective on the new smartphone, we have listed all the possible features that are likely to make the cut in Xiaomi's device.

Display and design:

Previous leaks had indicated that the upcoming Mi 5s would have major upgrade only in terms of internal hardware. Now, the company's latest teaser says otherwise.

New Xiaomi Mi 5s promotional image posted on the social media website Weibo shows the presence of dual-camera on the back.

Except the rear-camera, rest of the physical outlook of the device is expected to be same as seen in the original model.

The Mi 5s is expected to come with slim and sleek uni-body design language with a right blend of metal and glass.

On the front, it is said to sports a 5.15-inch full-HD (1920x1080p) screen with curved 3D glass having low reflectivity. It is also expected to feature "Sunlight and "Night Display" technology, which enables the device to automatically adjust the screen's brightness level depending on surrounding light conditions.


As per leaked recent benchmark scores, Xiaomi's Mi 5s series is almost certain to house the Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor. It can clock a staggering speed of 2.4GHz, 10 percent more efficient than the Snapdragon 820 found in current crop of flagships such as OnePlus 3, Samsung Galaxy Note7 ( & Galaxy S7 series), LG V20 (& G5), HTC 10 and others.

To further enhance the performance, Xiaomi has reportedly incorporated 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage in Mi 5s.

For the sake of differentiation, Xiaomi has reportedly incorporated bigger 256GB storage insides the Mi 5s Plus.


As per numerous reports, Xiaomi's both Mi 5s and Plus variants are expected to feature 16MP primary camera with a secondary camera below to capture depth of field.

With the depth of field capability, Mi 5s users will be able to snap picture with Bokeh effect feature.

Read more: Detailed explanation on Bokeh effect

On the front, it is expected to feature an 8MP snapper with wide-angle lens.


Xiaomi Mi 5s is expected to have same 3,490mAh seen in the Mi 5. Users can expect a minimum of two hour extension in the battery life.

There is no word how much battery capacity will Mi 5s Plus have, but it is likely to sport much more than the standard Mi 5s model.

Value-added feature:

Besides the new camera and processor, Xiaomi Mi 5s series is expected to boast upgraded security system.

Recently leaked Xiaomi presentation slide has shown Mi 5s featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sense ID 3D finger-print sensor.

Qualcomm scanner is world's first ultrasonic based-biometric security feature, which is said to be more secure as compared to the rival Samsung and Apple devices.

The Snapdragon Sense ID platform is said to be integrated with algorithm developed by the Qualcomm Secure MSM foundation, the Qualcomm Biometric Integrated Circuit (QBIC) and custom sensor technology. And it is integrated into the Qualcomm Haven authentication framework, which also supports secure biometric authentication for a variety of online and offline formats.

Read more: Other salient attributes Qualcomm Snapdragon 3D Sense ID security system


As per My Drivers, Xiaomi Mi 5s is expected to come in two variants, a standard model for ¥1,999 (approximately $300/€267/Rs 20,007) and another top-end model with 5.7-inch screen and 256GB storage for ¥2,999 (approx. $450/€400/Rs 30,016).

Read more: Xiaomi Mi 5s price details leak ahead of launch

Release details:

If history is taken as any indication, Xiaomi Mi 5s pre-order is expected to go live soon after the unveiling event and hit stores within a week or two.

Watch this space for more updates.

Model Xiaomi Mi 5s and 5s Plus
Display Mi 5s:
  • 5.15-inch full HD (1920x1080p)display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass protection

Mi 5s Plus:

  • 5.7-inch screen, probably with QHD (2560x1440p) resolution with Gorilla Glass shield
OS Android Marshmallow
Processor Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 quad-core CPU
GPU Adreno 530
  • Mi 5s: 64GB
  • Mi 5s Plus: 256GB
Camera Main: 16MP+ secondary camera with dual-tone LED display, 4-axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation)
  • Mi 5s: 3,490mAh
  • Mi 5s Plus: Around 4,000mAh
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Bluetooth, NFC, fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s: Â¥1,999 (approximately $300/€267/Rs 20,007)
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus: Â¥2,999 (approx. $450/€400/Rs 30,016),