Finally and officially, Xiaomi has announced the new Mi 5S and 5S Plus smartphones. Apart from the new Mi TV 3S, the top Chinese phone manufacturer has proudly unveiled the latest Android-running devices we confirmed a few days ago. The Xiaomi event scheduled earlier this month became the launching pad for numerous products and services–the new flagship Mi 5 phones included.

The Xiaomi Mi 5S and 5S Plus are new variants of the Mi 5 that was released in February. We noted that it has beaten the iPhone 6S and 6S PLUS in a 4-Axis OIS shake it off test. Its screen disappointed us but the LTE bands were supported in the US. As for the new Mi 5 variants, we can expect several important enhancements.

Surely, the ‘S’ and ‘S Plus’ in the name has got to mean something. Specs of the new phones include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, USB Type-C, pressure-sensitive screen, and dual-rear camera setup we saw on the Redmi Pro. Unlike the glass and metal design of the Mi 5, these two feature an all-metal unibody design.

The main difference between the two are the sizes: the 5S only has a 5.15-inch full HD IPS screen and 1920 x 1080 resolution while the 5S Plus has a 5.7-inch full HD display, also with 1920 x 1080 resolution. Listed below are the key specs of the two smartphones:

Xiaomi MI 5S
• OS: MIUI, Android 6.0 Marshmallow
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
• Display: 5.15 inches, 1080 x 1920 resolution
• Dimensions: 145.6 x 70.3 x 8.3mm
• Weight: 145g
• Battery: 3200mAh with QuickCharge 3.0 technology
• RAM: 3GB RAM or 4GB RAM
• Storage: 64GB or 128 GB (no microSD card slot)
• Connectivity: Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, 4G, dual-band MU-MIMO 802.11ac WiFi, 3xCA network
• Cameras: 12MP rear camera with f/2.0, dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus/4MP front-facing shooter
• Others: Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID

Xiaomi MI 5S PLUS
• OS: MIUI, Android 6.0 Marshmallow
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
• Display: 5.7 inches, 1080 x 1920 resolution
• Dimensions: 154.6 x 77.7 x 8mm
• Weight: 168g
• Battery: 3200mAh with QuickCharge 3.0 technology
• RAM: 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM
• Storage: 64GB or 128 GB (no microSD card slot)
• Connectivity: Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, 4G, dual-band MU-MIMO 802.11ac WiFi, 3xCA network
• Cameras: 12MP rear camera with f/2.0, dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus/ 4MP front-facing shooter
• Others: Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID

Pricing are as follows:
Xiaomi Mi5S 3GB RAM, 64GB – 1,999 yuan ($300)
Xiaomi Mi5S 4GB RAM, 128GB – 2,299 yuan ($345)
Xiaomi Mi5S Plus 4GB RAM, 64GB – 2,299 yuan ($345)
Xiaomi Mi5S Plus 6GB RAM, 128GB – 2,599 yuan ($390)

Color options include Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, and Gray.

SOURCE: MIUI, MI (1),(2),(3)