Xiaomi has revealed its new smartphone Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, follower to this year’s Mi 5. The devices offer mostly awaited updates, including an enhanced camera and high-speed processor. But there is one particularly impressive touch “a new ultrasonic fingerprint reader” built into the glass at the bottom of the phones.
Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus Specification
This, says Xiaomi, means the Mi 5s and its larger sibling claims “seamless, button-free design.” This is a tad misleading, considering that the 5s still has a curved indentation that looks like a button and is also the only place you can use the fingerprint reader.
Using an ultrasonic sensor should mean more accurate fingerprint readings for the Mi 5s. Exposures prior to the phone’s release suggests that the company is using Qualcomm’s ultrasonic technology (we’ve reached out to verify this). Which makes it simple to scan your fingers even when they’re dirty or wet. If you’ve ever tried to open an iPhone with wet hands, you’ll know how disturbing this issue can be. We’ll have to wait to try out the Mi 5s in person, though, to see how great the ultrasonic reader is.
In terms of other specs, the main change for the phones is a new really Snapdragon 821 chipset (a step up from the Mi 5’s Snapdragon 820) and a metallic rear case (the reverse on the Mi 5 is glass). There’s new Sony CMOS image sensor powering the 12MP camera on the Mi 5s, with dual-tone LED flash and 4K video record, while the Plus model has a dual-camera system. Both models extend up to 128GB of storage, whereas the 5s comes up with 4GB of RAM and the Plus goes up to 6GB of RAM. The Mi 5s has a 5.1-inch, 1080p display with pressure sensibility, while the 5s Plus has a 5.7-inch display.
Expected Price For Xiaomi Mi 5s And Mi 5s plus
As ever with Xiaomi, we’re not expecting these phones to get a US release. Though Chinese buyers will be able to pre-order both devices on September 29th. For 1,999 yuan (around $300), You can buy the base model Mi 5s with 64GB of storage with 3GB of RAM. While the high-end version (128GB storage / 4GB RAM) will cost around 2,299 yuan ($344). The base model of the 5s Plus (64GB storage / 4GB of RAM) will go for 2,299 yuan ($344), While the high-end design (128GB storage / 6GB RAM) will sell for 2,599 yuan ($390).
Highlights Of the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus
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