After having just released the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Xiaomi Redmi Pro, Xiaomi has today officially announced the Xiaomi Mi5S.

Xiaomi Mi5S Snapdragon 821

The Xiaomi Mi5S will come with Snapdragon 821, a JDI 5.15″@1080P display, 3GB/64GB ROM@$300 or 4GB/128GB@$345, and a 3200mAh battery.xiaomi-mi5s-xiaomi-mi5s-plus-review-xiaomi3The camera in the Xiaomi Mi5S will be a step up for the very good IMX298 in Xiaomi Mi5 to IMX378. This is the follow-up sensor to the IMX377 which was carried by Nexus 6P. Sony IMX378 is a 12MP 1/2.3″ sensor, which makes the sensor the same size as a typical standalone compact camera.

The Mi5S camera will be a bright f2.0, be capable of [email protected] video, and phase-detect auto focus (PDAF).

See the leaked low light Mi5S Sony IMX378 gallery (opens in new tab)

Xiaomi Mi5S vs Mi5S Plus

In addition to the 5.15″ Xiaomi Mi5S, Xiaomi has announced the 5.7″ Xiaomi Mi5S Plus.

The display on the Mi5 Plus will be 5.7″, come with dual rear cameras, and a 3800mAh battery.

Interestingly, while both rear sensors will be Sony IMX258, which is the same main sensor in the Redmi Pro, it won’t behave the same way as Redmi Pro’s dual rear camera setup: In the Xiaomi Mi5S Plus, the cameras will behave as they do in the Huawei P9, with one as a color sensor and the other as a monochrome / B&W sensor. This theoretically gives better detail, higher dynamic range, and allows low-light pictures to be of significantly higher quality (read more here, (opens in new tab)).
xiaomi-mi5s-xiaomi-mi5s-plus-review-xiaomi1The Mi5S Plus will go on sale in China at $345 for the 4GB/64GB version and $390 6GB/128GB.

(click) Xiaomi Mi5 vs Xiaomi Mi5S vs Mi5S Plus
  Xiaomi Mi5 standard Xiaomi Mi5S 5.15" Xiaomi Mi5S Plus 5.7"
Display 5.15" IPS OGS LCD 5.15" IPS OGS LCD 5.7" IPS OGS LCD
Pressure sensitive No 64GB No
128GB Yes
No
SoC Snapdragon 820 Snapdragon 821 Snapdragon 821
CPU 4-core big.LITTLE Kryo
([email protected] + [email protected])
4-core big.LITTLE Kryo
([email protected] + [email protected])
4-core big.LITTLE Kryo
([email protected] + [email protected])
RAM / ROM 3GB/32GB
3GB/64GB
4GB/128GB
3GB/64GB
4GB/128GB
4GB/64GB
6GB/128GB
Battery 3000mAh 3200mAh 3800mAh
Storage tech UFS 2.0 UFS 2.0 UFS 2.0
Camera 16MP Sony IMX298
(1/2.8" sensor)
12MP Sony IMX378
(1/2.3" sensor)
dual 13MP Sony IMX258
(Color 1/3.06"+B&W 1/3.06")
Fingerprint Capacitive front 64GB Capacitive front
128GB Ultrasonic front
Capacitive rear
GPU Adreno [email protected] Adreno [email protected] Adreno [email protected]
OS Android 6.0 Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Official China cost (as of original article posting date) 3GB/32GB: $240 3GB/64GB: $300
4GB/128GB: $345
4GB/64GB: $345
6GB/128GB: $390

Other difference between Xiaomi Mi5S vs Xiaomi Mi5S Plus

Beyond the already mentioned differences of screen size and camera setup, these two models will carry a couple of other differences:

  • Pressure sensitive display: The 128GB Xiaomi Mi5S 5.15″ will carry a pressure sensitive display, while the 64GB Xiaomi Mi5S and Xiaomi Mi5S Plus will not.
  • Fingerprint scanner: The Xiaomi Mi5S standard will have an “ultrasonic” fingerprint sensor underneath the front glass which is touted to work better with sweaty or dirty fingers compared to standard sensors. The Xiaomi Mi5S Plus will have a standard rear fingerprint sensor.

xiaomi-mi5s-xiaomi-mi5s-plus-review-xiaomi-mi-5s-bottomQuite odd that the Plus version doesn’t carry the bonuses of Mi5S standard, but there it is. The dual-camera setup on the Plus is nice, but if given our pick, we much prefer the smaller 5.15″ display.

Xiaomi Mi5 price reduction

With the announcement of the new Mi5S and Mi5S Plus, comes the news that the Xiaomi Mi5 with Snap 820 will be reduced in price. Given the overall package of the Mi5 (full Xiaomi Mi5 review here), this is a very tempting, though China shops catering to Western customers will be selling at a slightly higher price point.

See the leaked low light Mi5S Sony IMX378 gallery

Compare Xiaomi Mi5S vs Xiaomi Mi5S Plus vs Xiaomi Mi5 standard. The Xiaomi Mi5S review of specificationshttp://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/xiaomi3-450x253.jpeghttp://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/xiaomi3-150x150.jpeg Damian Parsons QualcommSnapdragon 821TechXiaomi
After having just released the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Xiaomi Redmi Pro, Xiaomi has today officially announced the Xiaomi Mi5S. Xiaomi Mi5S Snapdragon 821 The Xiaomi Mi5S will come with Snapdragon 821, a JDI [email protected] display, 3GB/64GB ROM@$300 or 4GB/128GB@$345, and a 3200mAh battery.The camera in the Xiaomi Mi5S will...
After having just released the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Xiaomi Redmi Pro, Xiaomi has today officially announced the Xiaomi Mi5S.<span id="more-10906"></span> <h3>Xiaomi Mi5S Snapdragon 821</h3> The Xiaomi Mi5S will come with Snapdragon 821, a JDI 5.15"@1080P display, 3GB/64GB ROM@$300 or 4GB/128GB@$345, and a 3200mAh battery.<img class="aligncenter wp-image-10912 size-full" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/xiaomi-mi5s-xiaomi-mi5s-plus-review-xiaomi3.jpg" alt="xiaomi-mi5s-xiaomi-mi5s-plus-review-xiaomi3" width="590" height="332" />The camera in the Xiaomi Mi5S will be a step up for the very good IMX298 in Xiaomi Mi5 to IMX378. This is the follow-up sensor to the IMX377 which was carried by Nexus 6P. Sony IMX378 is a 12MP 1/2.3" sensor, which makes the sensor the same size as a typical standalone compact camera. The Mi5S camera will be a bright f2.0, be capable of [email protected] video, and phase-detect auto focus (PDAF). <h4 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/10919/sony-imx378-is-the-new-camera-sensor-in-xiaomi-mi5s-and-htc-google-pixel/" target="_blank">See the leaked low light Mi5S Sony IMX378 gallery (opens in new tab)</a></h4> <h3>Xiaomi Mi5S vs Mi5S Plus</h3> In addition to the 5.15" Xiaomi Mi5S, Xiaomi has announced the 5.7" Xiaomi Mi5S Plus. The display on the Mi5 Plus will be 5.7", come with dual rear cameras, and a 3800mAh battery. Interestingly, while both rear sensors will be Sony IMX258, which is the same main sensor in the Redmi Pro, it won't behave the same way as Redmi Pro's dual rear camera setup: In the Xiaomi Mi5S Plus, the cameras will behave as they do in the Huawei P9, with one as a color sensor and the other as a monochrome / B&W sensor. This theoretically gives better detail, higher dynamic range, and allows low-light pictures to be of significantly higher quality <strong><a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/10830/qualcomm-spectra-clear-sight-and-how-dual-cameras-work-explained/">(read more here, (opens in new tab))</a>.</strong> <img class="aligncenter wp-image-10911 size-full" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/xiaomi-mi5s-xiaomi-mi5s-plus-review-xiaomi1.jpg" alt="xiaomi-mi5s-xiaomi-mi5s-plus-review-xiaomi1" width="590" height="443" />The Mi5S Plus will go on sale in China at $345 for the 4GB/64GB version and $390 6GB/128GB. <p style="text-align: center;"></p> <h3>Other difference between Xiaomi Mi5S vs Xiaomi Mi5S Plus</h3> Beyond the already mentioned differences of screen size and camera setup, these two models will carry a couple of other differences: <ul> <li><strong>Pressure sensitive display:</strong> The 128GB Xiaomi Mi5S 5.15" will carry a pressure sensitive display, while the 64GB Xiaomi Mi5S and Xiaomi Mi5S Plus will not.</li> <li><strong>Fingerprint scanner:</strong> The Xiaomi Mi5S standard will have an "ultrasonic" fingerprint sensor underneath the front glass which is touted to work better with sweaty or dirty fingers compared to standard sensors. The Xiaomi Mi5S Plus will have a standard rear fingerprint sensor.</li> </ul> <img class="aligncenter wp-image-10910 size-full" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/xiaomi-mi5s-xiaomi-mi5s-plus-review-xiaomi-mi-5s-bottom.jpg" alt="xiaomi-mi5s-xiaomi-mi5s-plus-review-xiaomi-mi-5s-bottom" width="700" height="375" />Quite odd that the Plus version doesn't carry the bonuses of Mi5S standard, but there it is. The dual-camera setup on the Plus is nice, but if given our pick, we much prefer the smaller 5.15" display. <h3>Xiaomi Mi5 price reduction</h3> With the announcement of the new Mi5S and Mi5S Plus, comes the news that the Xiaomi Mi5 with Snap 820 will be reduced in price. Given the overall package of the Mi5 <strong><a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/review/xiaomi-mi5-review-3gb-64gb-1080p-xiaomi-flagship-mobile/" target="_blank">(full Xiaomi Mi5 review here)</a></strong>, this is a very tempting, though China shops catering to Western customers will be selling at a slightly higher price point. <h4 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/10919/sony-imx378-is-the-new-camera-sensor-in-xiaomi-mi5s-and-htc-google-pixel/">See the leaked low light Mi5S Sony IMX378 gallery</a></h4>