Xiaomi made some bold hardware choices with the Xiaomi Mi5, but it doesn’t appear to have been enough to attract buyers in the number they needed, so an update is on the way. (UPDATE! Full Xiaomi Mi 5S specifications revealed.)
Xiaomi really did make some interesting choices for the Xiaomi Mi5. They made a phone with a new screen size (5.15-inch) just so they could offer more LED’s to give a brighter panel, but retained the much loathed black border design.
The original Mi5, which we saw first hand at MWC, came with a Snapdragon 820 chip, and very fast f1.8 rear camera, but of those of you wanting even better performance you might want to take a look and the purported specs of the Xiaomi Mi5S.
According to these screenshots the new updated version of the Xiaomi flagship will get a chipset upgrade to a Snapdragon 821 running at 2.4Ghz and get up to 6GB of LPDDR4 1866Mhz RAM.
Storage options will reach 256GB meaning that the new phone will be able to handle even more media than the previous.
The rest of the hardware appears unchanged which means the Mi5S will get a 3490mAh battery, USB Type C, 16 mega-pixel F1.8 rear camera and 4 axis OIS.
Xiaomi are expected to release the Xiaomi Mi5S in the coming weeks, so watch out for that and also keep an eye on pricing of the current Mi5 which is set to drop in anticipation for the launch.