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Xiaomi launches Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus: Key features and pricing

The company has launched the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, both feature the latest chipset from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 821.

BT Online   New Delhi     Last Updated: September 29, 2016  | 12:32 IST
Xiaomi launches new flagships Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus
Xiaomi Mi 5s

Xiaomi is out with its latest flagship offering for this year. The company has launched the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, both feature the latest chipset from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 821.

The new phones have incremental updates in comparison to the Mi5 that was launched earlier this year. The major changes would include a new design language, that ditches last year's metal and glass build, a dual-camera setup  and a 3D-touch screen on the Plus variant, similar to Apple's iPhone 7 and the older iPhone 6s.

The new phones are all-metal and have opted for a more rounded look in comparison to the previous flagship, Mi5.

The Mi 5s comes with a 5.15 inch FullHD IPS display which is will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. The device will come in two variants, one with 3GB RAM and 64GB ROM and the other with 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM.

On the camera front, the device features a 12 Megapixel primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The front facing camera houses a 4Megapixel wide lens camera.

The phone also features a new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor in the front panel. The device will derive its power from a 3,200 mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Mi 5s is priced at 1,999 yuan (Roughly Rs 19,900) whereas the higher variant is priced at 2,299 yuan (Roughly Rs 22,900).

The bigger Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus features a substantially bigger 5.7 inch screen but still sports the same FullHD display, yielding a pixel density of 386ppi. Apart from the change in size, the device additionally features a dual-camera setup with two 12Megapixel camera modules.

The bigger phone is able to cram-in a 3,800 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 technology. The bigger Mi 5s Plus also sports an additional 3D-touch feature unlike the smaller variant. Unlike the Mi 5s, the fingerprint sensor is placed in the rear panel, under the camera.

The phone comes in two variants, one with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and the other with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The 4GB variant is priced at 2,299 yuan(roughly Rs 22,000) and the 6GB variant is priced at 2,599 yuan (roughly Rs 25,000).



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