Xiaomi didn’t reveal the exact launch date of their new smartphones in India. Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus was launched on September 27 in China. It is not even clear if these smartphones will be launched in India or not. We don’t have the exact launch dates but we can speculate Mi 5s India launch date considering their previous launches.
Xiaomi Mi 5s India launch
Xiaomi announced the Mi 5 on February 24, 2016 at the MWC, Barcelona 2016 event. It took more than a month for the company to launch the device in India. The first sale of Mi 5 was held from April 6 on the company’s official Mi.com website. So we can expect that Xiaomi Mi 5s India launch might take at least a month or more. Xiaomi didn’t launch the 64GB and 128GB versions in India. The company also has smartphone in Note series, which are also not available in India. May be Xiaomi Mi 5s will also fall in the list, and will not be available for Indian users, cant say for sure.
Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 5.15-inch full HD display, and the fingerprint scanner is on the front. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 Ghz. Mi 5 is also the first Xiaomi phone with UFS 2.0 for storage. Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 16MP rear camera with 4-axis OIS using a Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF and DTI for pixel to pixel isolation, which prevents color-bleeding.
Mi 5 with 3GB of RAM, 32GB ROM was priced at RMB 1999 (approx. ₹20,900). It got an Rs. 4,000 increase and was priced at Rs. 24,999 when it reached in India. We can expect the same with Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus as well.
Mi 5s launch price and expected price after Mi 5s India launch
- 3GB of RAM and 64GB priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,000) might cost Rs.24000 in India.
- 4GB of RAM and 128GB priced CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 22,900) might cost Rs.27000 in India.
Mi 5s Plus launch price and expected price after Mi 5s Plus India launch
- 4GB of RAM and 64GB priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 22,900) might cost Rs.27000 in India.
- 6GB of RAM and 128GB priced at CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 26,000) might cost Rs.30000 in India.
Xiaomi Mi 5s Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi 5s sports a 5.15-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. Its has a large 1/2.3-inch 12MP rear camera and a 4MP camera on the front. Mi 5s is powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC clocked at 2.15GHz. There is an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on its home button. It is having a 3200mAh battery, that charges via Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0.
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus Specifications
The Mi 5s Plus will have a pressure sensitive 5.7-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels). Just like Apple iPhine 7 Plus, Mi 5s Plus has dual rear camera setup with two 13MP sensors. The front camera is 4MP, same as the Mi 5s. It is powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC, but clocked at 2.35GHz. This smartphone has fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. It has a 3800mAh battery, that charges via Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0.
Both handsets have support for 4G LTE with support for 3xCA network connectivity, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, and GPS/ A-GPS. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, barometer, and magnetometer. Both smartphones will be available in four color variants – Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and White.
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