Xiaomi Mi 5s with Snapdragon 821 SoC and Sense ID launching in China on 27 September

Xiaomi Mi 5s with Snapdragon Sense ID is expected to launch on September 27. The company has started to mail media invitations for the Mi 5s launch event expected to take place in China on the next week.

Even though the invite doesn’t specifically mention the name of the smartphone, the “S” character on the invite clearly reveals the fact that Mi 5s is on the anvil.


Recently spotted at AnTuTu, the Mi 5s has been certified in China several weeks ago. However, the phone has yet to make any presence on the TENAA so far. There have been widespread rumors about the Mi 5s for quite some time. Moreover, the phone has been subject to multiple leaks and rumors for the past several weeks.

The main attraction of the upcoming Mi 5s will feature Qualcomm’s brand-new Snapdragon Sense ID. Touted to be an enhanced release of the Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship, the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor will be located just below the physical home button of the phone. This is for the first time the Xiaomi is gearing up to make use of the fingerprint sensor manufactured by Qualcomm.

Xiaomi Mi 5s Specifications

On the specifications front, the Xiaomi Mi5s features a 5.15-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530 graphics. According to sources, there will be two different variants of the Xiaomi Mi 5s. The first model will bear 3GB LPDDR4 RAM coupled with 64GB of internal storage. On the other hand, the second version will have 128GB storage on top of 4GB RAM. There are also reports of possible 6GB RAM coupled with 256GB of ultra-fast SSD UFS 2.0 storage.

Talking about optics, the Xiaomi Mi 5s will accompany a 16MP rear camera with 4-axis OIS, PDAF focusing, and a f/1.8 aperture. However, we don’t have any confirmation about the front-facing snapper, although we expect at least 8MP sensor with LED Flash support.

Xiaomi Mi 5s Pricing

Xiaomi has not yet revealed the pricing of the smartphone. But we expect a highly competitive pricing structure to beat the intense competition from the market. We need to wait until September 27 to find out the actual pricing.

We expect more leaks about Xiaomi Mi 5s to surface on the web considering the fact that only a few days are left for the official launch. Recently, the images of the front and rear side of Mi 5s surfaced on the web via India based pricing comparison portal. We will keep you updated. Stay tuned with PC-Tablet.