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Xiaomi debuts latest flagships

28 SEP 2016

Xiaomi unveiled two new flagship devices, Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, with the latter featuring a dual-camera set-up.

The Chinese vendor has adopted a similar format to Huawei’s P9, which sees a colour sensor paired with monochrome sensor to deliver an image with finer details and less noise. For the Mi 5s Plus, Xiaomi is using 13MP Sony sensors.

While Mi 5s does not have the dual camera set-up of its bigger partner, it is said to have an “ultra light-sensitive camera”. The 12MP Sony sensor is said to be “found only in digital compact cameras”.

As the name suggests, Mi 5s Plus also features a larger screen, at 5.7-inches compared with 5.2-inches for the standard device.

Mi 5s also has a “button free” design, with the fingerprint scanner integrated directly underneath the glass.

The devices are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, offering clock speeds of up to 2.35GHz.

For Mi 5s, the version with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage costs CNY1,999 ($300), with the 128GB version (with 4GB RAM) priced at CNY2,299.

For Mi 5s Plus, the base version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage costs CNY2,299, with a higher-spec sibling with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage at CNY2,599.

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