September 27 will mark a red-letter day in Xiaomi‘s calendar with the Chinese manufacturer set to unveil more than one highly-anticipated handsets. But as the day comes nearer, so do numerous leaks and rumours about the upcoming devices. Undoubtedly, the Xiaomi Mi 5S is one of the most speculated expected offerings from the company, and Xiaomi’s latest teaser hints at some of the details of the same.
The new teaser sports Xiaomi’s logo on the top right side and features a large “S” as the highlight, hinting almost to the point of certainty that the device in question is the Mi 5S. The Xiaomi Mi 5S has already been spotted on several Chinese certification sites (excluding TENAA), the most recent one being AnTuTu, where the upcoming smartphone allegedly scored an impressive 164,119. Some of the screenshots were spotted on Chinese social networking platform, Weibo a few days back. Unlike other smartphone makers who keep tight-lipped about the procedurals of their upcoming devices, Xiaomi has displayed the number proudly on the teaser image. This is another hint that smartphone being teased is none other than the Mi 5S.
If we are to believe all the rumours floating around about the new handset, the Xiaomi Mi 5S will feature a host of impressive specifications which include a 5.5-inch full-HD display with a pixel resolution of 1080 x 1920. It is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. On the memory side, the smartphone is expected to come with 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. The Mi 5S will reportedly be equipped with a 16MP primary camera at the back and a 4MP secondary front snapper. The smartphone will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 on top, and be backed by a large 3,490 mAh battery.
Among some of the other speculated features of the Xiaomi Mi 5S is the latest ultrasonic fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm called the Snapdragon Sense ID. The new technology will allow the makers to house the sensor underneath a variety of surfaces ranging from glass to sapphire and even plastic. Going by this possibility, users may be able to unlock the Mi 5S by touching anywhere on the screen.
Recently, an alleged smaller 4-inch version of the Mi 5S had surfaced on Weibo, which was rumoured to come with slightly downgraded features, among which are a Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB RAM, 32 GB storage, and a 720p display. It looks like it will be worth watching out for all the surprises that Xiaomi will unveil just a few days later.