Xiaomi Mi 5s Set for September 27 Launch – What We Know So Far

Xiaomi Mi 5s

Rumors of about a Xiaomi Mi 5s should be put to rest this coming week after Xiaomi started sending out invites for an event that is set to take place on September 27th.

Even though the Chinese tech giant has not mentioned the Xiaomi Mi 5s in the invites, the use of the gigantic ‘S’ teaser is by far a huge indicator of what’s ahead of us. There have been lots of talks about the company’s possible launch of a successor to the Mi 5 released earlier this year.

The facts that the Xiaomi Mi 5s has been seen on several AnTuTu benchmarks, as well as China’s 3C regulatory body, also justifies this event in addition to giving out a few hardware specs of the phone. Like its counterpart, the Xiaomi Mi 5s will reportedly keep the same 5.15-inch display screen with a 1920 x 1080 pixels’ resolution. However, the changes will start showing up under the hood, with the Snapdragon 821 SoC replacing the Snapdragon 820 used on the Mi 5.

Further, under the hood, the Xiaomi Mi 5s will also come with a RAM of 3GB as well as onboard storage of 64GB, which can be expanded via a microSD card. Like the original Mi 5, there are other reports pointing towards a 4GB RAM, 128GB storage option of the Mi 5s. As for the rest of the specs sheet, the Xiaomi Mi 5s is expected to feature a 16MP snapper on the back with PDAF, 4-axis OIS as well as an aperture of f/1.8. There is word that the rear snapper could feature a dual-lens setup, but nothing can be confirmed at this moment.

Xiaomi Mi 5s

If the same rumors are to be believed, we could also see a huge 3490mAh battery unit inside the Xiaomi Mi 5s alongside support for Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Don’t be surprised if the phone also came in with things like pressure-sensitive display, ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology from Qualcomm or even Android 7.0 Nougat. In short, a lot is everyone’s guess at the moment, but we’ll know everything about this phone next week Tuesday.

Are you ready to get a new Xiaomi Mi 5s when it is unveiled? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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