Xiaomi at a special event in China announced the Mi 5S Plus alongside the Mi 5S, the successor of Mi 5 which was announced earlier this year. The Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus features a 5.7-inch Full HD display and has metal unibody design quite similar to that of Mi 5S. It has dual 13MP rear camera setup, one useful in capturing black and white and also has Dual image processor for best quality shot. The other features of the cameras include dual-tone LED flash, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF), and 4K video recording. There is a 4-megapixels camera on the front for selfies and video calling purposes.
Just similar to that of Mi 5S, the Mi 5S Plus also comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor clocking at the speed of 2.3GHz and coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. The device comes in two different variants – one including 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and another 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. There is no microSD card slot for further memory expansion. It has dual SIM card support and runs on Android Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top.
The connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (MU – MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, and USB Type-C. It measures 154.6 x 77.7 x 7.95mm; weighs 168g and is powered with a 3800mAh battery.
Price & Availability: The smartphone comes in Gold, Dark Grey, Silver and Rose Gold colors and is priced at 2299 Yuan (US$ 344 / Rs. 22,910 approx.) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage while the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage is priced at 2599 Yuan (US$ 389 / Rs. 25,900 approx.). It will be available to purchase starting from September 29th only in China. No details revealed on the global announcement of the device.