Xiaomi is likely to announce the much speculated Xiaomi Mi 5S on September 27.
The Chinese company has just posted a teaser on its Weibo account that comes with the letter “S” and the date “2016.9.27” which indicates the purported Mi 5S is finally launching on 27 September 2016. The teaser however does not say anything about the specs of Xiaomi Mi 5S. The event will be held at the Beijing National Convention Center in China.
As per media reports, Xiaomi might also announce Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus along with Xiaomi Mi 5S. The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus is rumored to come with a Snapdragon 821 processor and a 5.7-inch dual-curve screen display. The device is claimed to come with an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. However, there is no information on its RAM, internal storage or camera resolution.
Recently, a live photo of Xiaomi Mi 5S was shared by a China based person Kjuma. It showed a circular home button which is quite similar to that of iPhones; two capacitive buttons are also there alongside the home button. The circular button is expected to double up as a fingerprint scanner.
Earlier reports claimed that the Xiaomi Mi 5S will have a Qualcomm’s Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint technology. The Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor technology can be used to works through materials like glass, plastic, steel, and aluminium as they use ultrasonic sound to recognize fingerprints. The fingerprints will reportedly work even when your hands are wet.
Xiaomi Mi 5S was recently spotted on Antutu benchmarking website as well as on the website of CCC (China Compulsory Certificate).
As per earlier reports, the Xiaomi Mi 5S has a 5.15-inch full HD (1920Ã—1080 pixels) display, 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, 16 megapixel rear camera, and a 3,490 mAh battery. The device is said to have connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, NFC and WiFi 802.11ac. Reportedly, it measures 144.5×69.2×7.2 mm and weighs 147 grams. The handset is expected to have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC, Adreno 530 GPU, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
Note: The top image is for representational purpose.