Published On: Thu, Dec 8th, 2016

Xiaomi New Mi 5s Plus Use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 5s Plus which features the Snapdragon 821 chipset but clocked faster (2.35GHz instead of 2.15GHz), and a larger 5.7-inch screen from Sharp (but lacking force sensitivity), a bigger 3,800 mAh battery, a different metallic body design (no plastic antenna lines and conventional fingerprint reader is on the back) and a 13-megapixel dual-lens camera. Similar to the Huawei’s implementation on its Leica-enhanced P9 and P9 Plus, the Mi 5s Plus uses a combination of an RGB sensor and also a BW sensor — both Sony IMX258 — to produce more detailed and cleaner images, though each of the them can be used independently as well, especially if you want to dabble with artistic black and white photos.

The Mi 5S Plus lives up to its name, because you will look at a massive 5.7-inch screen wrapped up in a body that’s slightly more compact than 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. It weighs less too, at 168 grams. For the sister Mi 5S phone, Xiaomi has moved the fingerprint sensor to the back of the smartphone, where it’s set beneath two camera lenses.

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Mi 5S Plus

The Mi 5s still pair the SoC with the LPDDR4 RAM and UFS 2.0 NAND like their predecessors.

The Mi 5s Plus will be available for pre-order in four different colors—silver, gray, gold, and pink, with the 4 gigabyte RAM + 64 gigabyte storage version going for 2,299 yuan (about $345) and the 6 gigabyte RAM + 128 gigabyte storage model going for 2,599 yuan (about $390).