In the last few weeks we've seen a lot of rumors and leaks concerning the new Xiaomi branded flagship handsets, and today the company announced them at last. Xiaomi has just revealed the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus during its event held in China. The launch event itself has already been covered and we are now going to talk about what these two phones have to offer in terms of specs. First of all, the smartphones are made out of metallic material, but there are some differences when it comes to the hardware as well as exterior design.
So, the Xiaomi Mi 5s comes with a Full HD display that measures 5.15 inches. The screen has 94.4% NTSC color gamut and a contrast ratio of 1500:1. The device is powered by a Qualcomm made Snapdragon 8212 SoC which consists of four CPU cores clocked at a frequency of 2.15 GHz. The processor is doubled by an Adreno 530, which will handle the graphics rendering. The handset will be available in two versions depending on the memory, the first model having 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of native storage, while the second one features 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of on-board storage. The camera setup consists of a 12 MP primary shooter that has a Sony branded IMX378 lens and an aperture of f/2.0, and a 4 MP selfie snapper placed on the front side.
On the software side of things, the consumers will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, the operating system being customized with the MIUI 8 user interface. The Xiaomi Mi 5s offers two nano SIM card slots, a 3.5 mm headphone jack (which other phones lack nowadays), and an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. The battery has a capacity of 3,200 mAh and it features Quick Charge 3.0 which provides fast charging through the smartphone's integrated USB Type-C port situated on the bottom. Finally, the devices measures 145.6 x 70.3 x 8.25 and has a weight of 145 grams.
Moving on to the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus, this particular device is larger in size sporting a 5.7-inch panel with the same 1080p resolution. It's underpinned by the same processor produced by Qualcomm, but it runs at a higher speed of 2.35 GHz. As its smaller counterpart, the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus comes in two models, one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, and another with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The smartphone has two cameras positioned on the back side, both having 13 MP sensors, while on the front you will find the same secondary 4 MP snapper meant for video calls and selfies. Moreover, the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus also boasts a fingerprint recognition sensor, and its battery is larger having a 3,800 mAh capacity which features the same quick charging technology. Of course, the software is the same Android iteration, tweaked with the same user interface. Also, it measures 154.6 x 77.7 x 7.95 mm and it weighs 168 grams.
Anyway, the Xiaomi Mi 5s will be sold for 1,999 Yuan ($300) and 2,299 Yuan ($345) depending on the model, and it will be available in Dark Gray, Silver, Gold and Pink Gold, while the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus will cost 2,299 Yuan ($345) and 2,599 Yuan ($390) and will be sold in three color options, namely Pink, Silver and Gold.