Back in June this year, we came across a report claiming that Xiaomi is working on an upgraded version of Mi 5 with powerful set to specifications. The report also claimed that the smartphone could be launched before the year end. Called Mi 5s, leaked specifications of the smartphone have surfaced in the form of screenshot. Based on the leaked specifications, the smartphone could bring in some major changes to the display technology, powerful processor, increased RAM, and more. Also Read - Redmi Note 10T, Note 10 price in India hiked by Rs 500: Check new prices hereAlso Read - RedmiBook Pro, RedmiBook e-Learning Edition launch in India, start at Rs 41,999
According to AndroidPure, the Mi 5s is set to flaunt a 5.15-inch full HD display with Force Touch feature, just like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 family. At the heart of the smartphone, Qualcomm s Snapdragon 821 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.4GHz paired with Adreno 530GPU is expected, compared to Snapdragon 820 SoC on the existing Mi 5. Xiaomi may also bump the RAM to 6GB (up from 4GB) clocked at 1,866MHz, and onboard storage to 256GB UFS 2.0. In the photography department, a 16-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/1.9 with 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) is also expected. This is slightly larger than aperture of f/2.0 on the existing Mi 5. To keep things ticking, the battery could also get the much-needed boost to 3,490mAh, up from 3,000mAh. Also Read - Massive Rs 2,000 flat discount on Xiaomi Mi 11X: Check the mouth-watering deal on Amazon
Xiaomi Mi 5s is also expected to support Qualcomm’s Fast Charge 3.0 for quick charging. The smartphone is likely to run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 out of the box. Connectivity wise, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and Wi-Fi 802.11 are expected. While there is no word on the pricing or availability, we expect more leaks to pour in as the official announcement draws closer. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 5 price in India dropped by Rs 2,000, now available for Rs 22,999
Now, interestingly, a third party online retailer in China is also selling slightly overclocked Mi 5 Extreme version priced at RMB 1,999 (approximately Rs 20,200). While the specifications and features remain the same as the regular Mi 5, the Extreme version comes with slightly overclocked processor, GPU and RAM. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 5s leaked render reveals dual-camera setup at the back
To begin with, the Snapdragon 820 chipset is overclocked to 2.15GHz, compared to 1.8GHz on the regular variant. The GPU is beefed up to 624MHz (compared to 510Mhz), whereas the RAM is also overclocked to 1,866MHz, compared to 1,333MHz. But do note, Xiaomi has not mentioned anything about the beefed up version, and it s solely offered by the third-party vendor.