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Xiaomi Mi 5s to be Unveiled on September 24


A few days ago, Phone Arena has showed a live image of the front of Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi 5s and meanwhile, the tech site has obtained a leaked image of the back of the device. It seems that the fingerprint scanner has been removed from the rear panel and this suggests that its new location will be on the front side, under the screen.

Xiaomi Mi 5s was spotted on AnTuTu, and the leaked specs suggest that the screen will have a diagonal of 5.15-inch that will support a Full HD resolution and Force Touch technology. This flagship will carry a Snapdragon 821 chipset with a quad-core 2.15GHz processor that will be backed by an Adreno 530 CPU and 3GB of RAM for the variant with 64GB of storage, or 4GB of RAM, which will be coupled with 128GB of storage, but rumors say that there will be also a third variant with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of flash memory.

On the back will be placed a 16MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture and 4-axis OIS, while on the front side will be found the 8MP selfie camera. As for the battery, its capacity will be 3490mAh and will support Quick Charge 3.0. It seems that the device will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and not on 7.0 Nougat, and it will be unveiled on September 24. However, these are just rumors and they should be taken with a little bit of salt.

The previous Xiaomi Mi 4s came with a 5-inch IPS LCD Full HD screen, it packed a 3260 mAh battery and it was powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A57) processor backed by an Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM and it had an internal memory of 64GB. Its primary camera had a resolution of 13MP and an f/2.0 aperture, offering features such as phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, while the front camera was 5MP asnd had the same optics.